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Parallax Final

Parallax The angular amount of this in a particular case, esp. that of a star viewed from different points in the earth's orbit.
Direct Method Stellar Parallax
Observations Measure the apparent shift in the position of a near-by star over a 6 month time interval
Parallax equation d(pc) = 1/P(arcseconds). Where
Parsec The concatenation of PARallax and arc SECond. 1 parsec is the distance to an object with a parallax of 1 arc second
Standard Candles Objects of know luminosity (eg sun like stars)
Created by: davidvachon1