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B Visual Effects of Light Travel

  1. Nov 5, 2017 #1
    Hi,

    Can someone please anlayse the visual effects for light travel in the documentary 'Journey to edge of the universe'

    Especially around the 43:12 and the 1:02:20 mark.

    Can you also tell me if it is or is not an accurate depiction of what we should be seeing theoretically?
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2017 #2

    Orodruin

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    What do you mean by "light travel"?
     
  4. Nov 5, 2017 #3
    So as you approach the speed of light you start to see some visual effects, terrell rotation, angular compression, doppler shift, headlight effect. Are the scenes that I have mentioned an accurate depiction of any of these effects?
     
  5. Nov 5, 2017 #4

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  6. Nov 5, 2017 #5
    Can you explain why and what I should be seeing?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2017 #6

    A.T.

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    Try this site:
    http://www.spacetimetravel.org/
     
  8. Nov 5, 2017 #7

    Thanks, are the colours meant to change as you approach c as seen in the video? like green then blue then purple etc. Shouldn't we just see a rainbow effect due to the doppler effect?
     
  9. Nov 5, 2017 #8

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