Hi everybody, I really need help and it's quite an emergency.. I have this problem to do but i'm really stuck I don't know where I have to begin and I don't even understand what they're asking for: A star in the sky is observed from earth to describe an elliptical path whose minor axis subtends an angle of 36". What angle does the star make with the ecliptic? Suppose the apparent elliptical motion of part (b) were due entirely to the parallax effect. Approximately how far away (in light years) from the sun would the star be? Here it is ! I was trying to draw the situation but it's impossible, i'm not visualizing which angle I have to calculate and what does 36" represent exactly ? I just have the final result,but don't know how to get to it. If someone can explain and help me with a drawing it would be nice ! Thanks.