Re: Fixed star motions answered
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. . .
> 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
> >2000 positions for an average.
- 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.TrishIn a message dated 9/1/2006 1:38:01 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, awc99@... writes:
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)
- 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.