1. Jan 9, 2013

Macrobe

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?

2. Jan 9, 2013

3. Jan 9, 2013

Macrobe

I can't find it on that, though it is an interesting read. Very informative.

4. Jan 9, 2013

Mentz114

I don't understand your question. The angle is defined relative to an undeflected ray, so it is the same angle everywhere.

5. Jan 9, 2013

Macrobe

Oh...yeah...duh. If you'll pardon the colloquialism, I had a brain fart. My apologies.