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written by Richard W. Pogge
This movie demonstrates trigonometric parallax. The top half of each frame shows the appearance of a star in the sky as seen from the Earth, and the bottom half shows a fixed view looking down onto the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. The motion of the star relative to its background due to the motion of the earth around the sun is demonstrated.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Cosmic Time and Distance
= Parallax
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- video/quicktime
- image/gif
- text/html
- video/mpeg
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© 1998 Richard W. Pogge
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astronomy, optical properties, parallax
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Metadata instance created March 26, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
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October 21, 2009 by Cathy Ezrailson
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January 5, 1998
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Pogge, R. (1998, January 5). Trigonometric Parallax Movie. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from
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