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[ascl:1606.010] SimpLens: Interactive gravitational lensing simulator

SimpLens illustrates some of the theoretical ideas important in gravitational lensing in an interactive way. After setting parameters for elliptical mass distribution and external mass, SimpLens displays the mass profile and source position, the lens potential and image locations, and indicate the image magnifications and contours of virtual light-travel time. A lens profile can be made shallower or steeper with little change in the image positions and with only total magnification affected.

Code site:
https://www.physik.uzh.ch/~psaha/lens/simplens.php
Described in:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003AJ....125.2769S
Bibcode:
2016ascl.soft06010S

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