What stars were observed @ 1919 solar eclipse to prove relativity?

In summary, the 1919 solar eclipse was significant because it allowed for the observation of stars near the sun, providing evidence for the bending of light predicted by Einstein's theory of relativity. British astronomer Arthur Eddington led an expedition to observe the eclipse and used photographic plates to compare images of stars near the sun to those taken at night. The specific stars observed were S2 and S3 within the Hyades star cluster. These observations confirmed Einstein's prediction of light bending due to gravity, supporting his theory of general relativity. The 1919 solar eclipse observations have been replicated and confirmed, with modern technology providing even more precise measurements that continue to support the theory of relativity.
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Was there a published report of exactly which stars which were supposed to be at position A but were observed at position B, etc.?
 
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Why would anyone bother? Do you think anyone doubts GR?

EDIT: OOPS ... I missed the "1919" o:)
 
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On that date, the Sun was in Taurus. The catalogued stars near it were:
HR1375
HR1403
67 Tauri
65 Tauri
69 Tauri
72 Tauri
 
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phinds said:
Why would anyone bother? Do you think anyone doubts GR?

EDIT: OOPS ... I missed the "1919" o:)
Even still, NASA suggested You! should, and some did.
 
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