Light propagation in the gravitational field of N arbitrarily moving bodies in the 1.5PN approximation for high-precision astrometry

@article{Zschocke2015LightPI,
  title={Light propagation in the gravitational field of N arbitrarily moving bodies in the 1.5PN approximation for high-precision astrometry},
  author={Sven Zschocke},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2015},
  volume={92},
  pages={063015}
}
  • S. Zschocke
  • Published 23 September 2015
  • Physics, Geology
  • Physical Review D
The light-trajectory in the gravitational field of N extended bodies in arbitrary motion is determined in the first post-Newtonian approximation. According to the theory of reference systems, the gravitational fields of these massive bodies are expressed in terms of their intrinsic multipoles, allowing for arbitrary shape and inner structure of these bodies. The results of this investigation aim towards a consistent general-relativistic theory of light propagation in the Solar system for high… 

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