A patent has been applied for a Gravitational Telescope.
The telescope utilizes a number of accelerometers to measure the gravitational effects at the surface of the earth. In a static mode the telescope is pointed at an area of the sky and measurements are taken as the earth turns and the object of interest comes into view. In a dynamic mode the telescope is mounted on a equatorial tracking mount and the object of interest is observed as the mount tracks the object.
The moon passing the telescope focal point is shown in the graph. It is not the Moon's apogee but the time when the moon passed the telescope focal point.
This graph shows two dips on successive days when the sun passed the focal point of the telescope. From the graph the dip lasted about 6 hours. Since the earth turns at 15 degrees per hour, the field of view is about 90 degrees. Experiments are being performed to reduce the field of view with one model using 9 accelerometers. Note the times are off in these graphs and the Real Time Clock on the device has since been replaced.
Normally, a massive object like the sun or moon passing a location on the earth causes a decrease in gravity. The above three graphs shows an increase in gravity just prior to the passage of the sun. At the time of these three graphs, the Milky Way, Jupiter, and Saturn were in the field of view. The reason for the increase is unknown, but there is some evidence that the Milky Way is causing the increase. An initial thought was that the moon was on the other side of the earth and was causing the increase, that was not the case.
A test was conducted with the sensor outside on a tripod. The graph below shows that the sun hitting the telescope greatly affected the data with a large increase. The unit was moved back inside into a little used room with the AC/Heater outlet blocked and the door closed..
This graph shows the large dips caused by the Milky Way passing the focal point of the telescope. It has occurred to me that a number of sensors in a line could be used to create a photograph. Notice that there is no large drop at the moon, that is because in this instance the moon crossed the focal point at 60 degrees and the telescope was pointed at about 38 degrees.