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Note that this limit follows "naturally": with k= 1, the surfaces {t=const, z=const} are then concentric spheres so that the spaces t=const and the whole spacetime inherit their symmetry; with k=0 these surfaces are then parallel planes. The "proper" Kompaneets-Chernov spacetimes are those with k= + 1 . However, in connection with other solutions of the fi'=O subfamily, we shall also consider the hyperbolic counterparts of these spacetimes (with k= — 1), even though they are of Bianchi type III.

Several formulae are given, but no other qualitative conclusions are drawn. Tomimura (1981) showed that in the solution with k=0 there exist null geodesies along which the dependence of redshift on the luminosity distance rA is the same as in the FLRW models up to terms of order rA2. This should be a warning against careless reliance on the formula in question when testing the FLRW models, but the paper does not indicate how typical or how exceptional such geodesies are. 2 The /3V0 subfamily When Kp=— A=const, eq.

16) and then the matter-density is given by: /c€=el(e^),z]-1(2M,z/