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Lightbender Movie No. 1: Text

Let's imagine ourselves looking toward a celestial body as we orbit about it. We would expect to see the stars moving straight across the sky behind it as we spin. However, if that body is a compact object such as a Schwarzschild (non-rotating) black hole, we might see a variety of pec uliar visual effects.

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Copyright 1994: North Carolina Supercomputing Center, MCNC

Last modified by David Curtis, NCSA, September 21, 1995.