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I've asked the question What might the first deep space telescope using the Sun or Jupiter as a gravitational lens be like? in Space Exploration SE. I chose that site because it involves propulsion and coordination of possibly an array of space telescopes. I left a message in The Observatory (chat) as well as a "heads-up" to whomever actually checks there.

But the question also about telescope instrumentation, data analysis, and image reconstruction from a gravitational lens which do not work the same as "normal" lenses (deflection varies as $r^{-1}$ rather than $r$).

I wonder, should I split this into two, and ask the imaging part here? Or perhaps just ask an open-ed up, basic question about image reconstruction from gravitational lenses here instead? (do algorithms exist, how hard would it be, what would need to be measured, etc.)

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Your question there seems well-received. I would leave it as is, and if you would like, ask a new question here tailored to this community to gather further detail.

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  • $\begingroup$ Almost there... thanks! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Dec 31 '18 at 11:27

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