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Non centered Parallax Question

  1. Feb 1, 2010 #1

    in Part two of this lab found here

    http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/Labs/parallax/px_intro.html [Broken]

    It discusses calculating the parallax angle when the object is not between the baseline (figure 2)

    I agree with the relation for the parallax angle, And I agree with the general result from part 1 which allows one to determine the distance R to the object. I don't agree that you can use the parallax angle from part 2 into the relation from part 1 to find what the author calls R.

    Note This is not a hw assigment, or my lab. (How does one justify using the formula from part 1 with the parallax from part 2)?
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