## Fixed star motions

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• Hi All, What is the average motion of fixed stars? I ve read several different versions and I know this is the list to find the right answer. Arthyr,
Message 1 of 9 , Sep 1, 2006
Hi All,

What is the average motion of fixed stars?

I've read several different versions and I know this is the list

Arthyr,
• In a message dated 9/1/2006 12:23:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, awc99@mindspring.com writes: What is the average motion of fixed stars? I ve read several
Message 2 of 9 , Sep 1, 2006
In a message dated 9/1/2006 12:23:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, awc99@... writes:
What is the average motion of fixed stars?

I've read several different versions and I know this is the list
Laying in my lawnchair the other night watching them, one of the chair's supports gave way suddenly (it's rusted and difficult to "lock" in place) and those stars moved REALLY fast then ... couldn't say that speed was "average" though.   Average from the perspective of that chair maybe.

Trish
• At 12:44 PM 9/1/2006 -0400, Trish answered: In a message dated 9/1/2006 12:23:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, awc99@mindspring.com writes: What is the average
Message 3 of 9 , Sep 1, 2006
At 12:44 PM 9/1/2006 -0400, Trish answered:
In a message dated 9/1/2006 12:23:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, awc99@... writes:
What is the average motion of fixed stars?

I've read several different versions and I know this is the list
Hi Trish,
Ya know, I did that once on an outside set of stairs. . . with the stairs passing me by at the same rate of speed the stars were, in that brief moment, the theory of
relativity became very clear. . . (Great response BTW)

Arthyr
Laying in my lawnchair the other night watching them, one of the chair's supports gave way suddenly (it's rusted and difficult to "lock" in place) and those stars moved REALLY fast then ... couldn't say that speed was "average" though.   Average from the perspective of that chair maybe.

Trish
• Different stars move at different speeds, if you want a particular stars motion you might look at Ann Wrights page and compare the 1900 - 2000 positions for an
Message 4 of 9 , Sep 1, 2006
Different stars move at different speeds, if you want a particular
stars motion you might look at Ann Wrights page and compare the 1900 -
2000 positions for an average.

MissB
• Thanks Mis B. In my opinion we use precessional motion of one degreee every 72 years. . . just looking for confirmation. . . Thanks for Anne s site info. Lotza
Message 5 of 9 , Sep 1, 2006
Thanks Mis B.

In my opinion we use precessional motion of one degreee every 72 years. . .
just looking for confirmation. . .

Thanks for Anne's site info.

Lotza love and thanks. . .

Arthyr

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At 05:52 PM 9/1/2006 +0000, Miss B wrote:
>Different stars move at different speeds, if you want a particular
>stars motion you might look at Ann Wrights page and compare the 1900 -
>2000 positions for an average.
>
>MissB
• You re welcome, I was trying to figure out different stars rates of movement not long ago for purpose of figureing out when they changed signs and used that
Message 6 of 9 , Sep 1, 2006
You're welcome, I was trying to figure out different stars rates of
movement not long ago for purpose of figureing out when they changed
signs and used that page, that's when i was noticing they didn't all
have same rate of motion, I think it may be due more to their
longitude? closer to the poles and would seem to precess faster than
closer to the ecliptic/equator I think?

MissB aka Beth

--- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, Arthyr <awc99@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Mis B.
>
> In my opinion we use precessional motion of one degreee every 72
years. . .
> just looking for confirmation. . .
>
> Thanks for Anne's site info.
>
> Lotza love and thanks. . .
>
> Arthyr
>
> /.///////.
>
> At 05:52 PM 9/1/2006 +0000, Miss B wrote:
> >Different stars move at different speeds, if you want a particular
> >stars motion you might look at Ann Wrights page and compare the
1900 -
> >2000 positions for an average.
> >
> >MissB
>
• Hi Arthyr, Thanks!--and yes, there s nothing like non-theoretical demonstrations of scientific principles to re-connect one with the planet! When things
Message 7 of 9 , Sep 2, 2006
Hi Arthyr,

Thanks!--and yes, there's nothing like non-theoretical demonstrations of scientific principles to re-connect one with the planet!  When things like your stair adventure happen, I just remind myself that if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.

Trish

In a message dated 9/1/2006 1:38:01 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, awc99@... writes:
Hi Trish,
Ya know, I did that once on an outside set of stairs. . . with the stairs passing me by at the same rate of speed the stars were, in that brief moment, the theory of
relativity became very clear. . . (Great response BTW)

Arthyr
Laying in my lawnchair the other night watching them, one of the chair's supports gave way suddenly (it's rusted and difficult to "lock" in place) and those stars moved REALLY fast then ... couldn't say that speed was "average" though.   Average from the perspective of that chair maybe.
Trish

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