• Definition for "annual parallax"
    • the best value of the heliocentric parallax, and/or…
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annual parallax definition

  • noun:
    • the best value of the heliocentric parallax, and/or best annual evident change of place of a body as seen from the planet and sunlight; it really is equal to the parallax of an astronomical object which would be observed by taking observations regarding the item at two various things one astronomical device (the exact distance of the world from the sunlight) aside, if the line joining both observing things is perpendicular to the course to your observed object. The length of an astronomical object from world is inversely proportional to your yearly parallax. A star that has a yearly parallax of just one second of an arc is recognized as to be one parsec (3.26 light years) distant through the earth; a star with an annual parallax of one-hundredth second of an arc is 326 light-years distant. See parsec in the language, and stellar parallax, the following.
    • the parallax of a celestial human body using two points in planet's orbit around the sunlight as baseline
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