Light deflection in the second post-Newtonian approximation of scalar-tensor theory of gravity

P. Dong, W. T. Ni
2007 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
AbstractIn this paper, we use the metric coefficients and the equation of motion in the 2nd post-Newtonian approximation in scalar-tensor theory including intermediate range gravity to derive the deflection of light and compare it with previous works. These results will be useful for precision astrometry missions like Gaia, SIM, and LATOR (Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity) which aim at astrometry with micro-arcsecond and nano-arcsecond accuracies and a need for the 2nd post-Newtonian
more » ... rk and ephemeris to determine the stellar and spacecraft positions.
doi:10.1017/s1743921308019674 fatcat:say62m7ctfhr7bufitwpor75hq