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Question about gravitational lensing

  1. Jan 9, 2013 #1
    I have a simple question about gravitational lensing around our sun: is the angle of deflection 1.75" arcseconds the angle of deflection as the light goes past the sun, or the angle of deflection when it is recieved here on earth?
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2013 #2

    Mentz114

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  4. Jan 9, 2013 #3
    I can't find it on that, though it is an interesting read. Very informative.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2013 #4

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    I don't understand your question. The angle is defined relative to an undeflected ray, so it is the same angle everywhere.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 #5
    Oh...yeah...duh. If you'll pardon the colloquialism, I had a brain fart. My apologies.
     
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