erfa.ldsun(p, e, em)[source]

Deflection of starlight by the Sun.

pdouble array
edouble array
emdouble array
p1double array


Wraps ERFA function eraLdsun. The ERFA documentation is:

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Deflection of starlight by the Sun.

   p      double[3]  direction from observer to star (unit vector)
   e      double[3]  direction from Sun to observer (unit vector)
   em     double     distance from Sun to observer (au)

   p1     double[3]  observer to deflected star (unit vector)


1) The source is presumed to be sufficiently distant that its
   directions seen from the Sun and the observer are essentially
   the same.

2) The deflection is restrained when the angle between the star and
   the center of the Sun is less than a threshold value, falling to
   zero deflection for zero separation.  The chosen threshold value
   is within the solar limb for all solar-system applications, and
   is about 5 arcminutes for the case of a terrestrial observer.

3) The arguments p and p1 can be the same array.

   eraLd        light deflection by a solar-system body

This revision:   2016 June 16

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Derived, with permission, from the SOFA library.  See notes at end of file.