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Is it possible to calculate the distance from the sun to a star like this? (what I mean is can the angles from the diagram actually be calculated?)

From the diagram:

γ = ∏ - α - ∂

= ∏ - (α + ∂)

D / sin(γ) = d / sin(∂)

sin(γ) = sin(∏ - (α + ∂))

= sin(α + ∂)

D / sin(α + ∂) = d / sin(∂)

From the diagram:

γ = ∏ - α - ∂

= ∏ - (α + ∂)

D / sin(γ) = d / sin(∂)

sin(γ) = sin(∏ - (α + ∂))

= sin(α + ∂)

D / sin(α + ∂) = d / sin(∂)

**D = (sin(α + ∂) / sin(∂)) * d**