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The majority of BACKLIGHT images are produced in "slow light scenarios" similar to Gamow's classic "Mr Tompkins in Wonderland" - where the speed of light is reduced to a crawl. In our case, we adopt a velocity of 5ms-1.

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A flickering streetlight allows us to see the effects of time-delayed sight

 

 

A motionless tram

 

 

The same tram, moving at 0.866c (4.3 ms-1)

 

 

The same scene, but with the central portion altered to to remove colour/intensity changes, so the geometry alteration is more apparent.

29 / 9 / 1998

More images coming soon.

27 / 9 / 1998

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Feedback: Antony Searle. Created 29/9/1998