Mon November 21, 2011 By:

Is the position of a star as seen by us in true position.justify your answer

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Mon November 21, 2011
We see the apparent position of the star. The apparent position of a star is the direction in which it is seen by an observer on the moving Earth. The true position is the direction of the straight line between the observer and star at the instant of observation. The difference between these two positions is caused by parallax and by aberration.
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