deflection of light

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The bending of light by the gravitational field of the Sun. At the Sun's limb, the deflection amounts to 1″.75 radially away from the Sun. This effect is corrected for when reducing star positions from mean place to apparent place.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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