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The Deflection of Light during a Solar Eclipse

Nature volume 104, page 372 (11 December 1919) | Download Citation

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PROF. ANDERSON suggested in NATURE of December 4 (p. 354) a possible source of systematic error in the determination of the deflection of light at an eclipse, owing to lateral refraction caused by a temperature-gradient in the shadow-cone in our atmosphere. Having carefully considered this suggestion, I feel convinced that the effects of any possible temperature-gradient would be small.

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