Accession Number:

AD0706311

Title:

A MEASUREMENT OF THE DEFLECTION OF 9.602-GHz RADIATION FROM 3C279 IN THE SOLAR GRAVITATIONAL FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

During its occultation by the sun in October 1969, the position of the radio source 3C279 was interferometrically monitored to determine the deviation of its 9.602-GHz radiation in the solar gravitational field. Rapid instrumental calibration and negligible coronal diffraction enabled the measurement of a General Relativity deflection of 1.77 plus or minus 0.20 seconds at the limb of the sun. This is in close agreement with Einsteins prediction. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE