Using eclipse images to capture gravitational lens effect?

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Using eclipse images to capture gravitational lens effect?

Post by Anthony M » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Interested in using your coronal images to duplicate Arthur Eddington's 1919 experiment showing light bending due to gravity warping space (as proposed by Einstein's theory of general relativity)?

Try this out using your images from the [ED as per Alexandria's good point below] ...day of the eclipse showing the eclipsed sun with stars behind it and superimpose it with another image of the same patch of stars taken at night some time before or afterwards. (My original error: ...night before/after and during the eclipse).

Eddington's 1919 solar eclipse images supported Einstein's predictions on the effect of gravity on space time; that light from background stars passing nearest a large body like the sun will appear shifted towards it due to space warping.

Ref: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thethought ... right/amp/
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Re: Using eclipse images to capture gravitational lens effect?

Post by Montana » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:17 pm

That's a great idea but will have to wait until that patch of sky is in the dark to give the comparative image (so may take a few months).

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Re: Using eclipse images to capture gravitational lens effect?

Post by Anthony M » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:34 pm

Good point... :oops: I edited it as per your input. Thanks!

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