Parallax in Observing Stars

Parallax is the apparent change of an object determined by the line of sight. Sal defines the concept of parallax and applies it to how we determine the relative distance between us and near-by stars. He draws a diagram to illustrate what relative distance means in relation to the Stars, Earth, Sun, rotation, and orbital ellipse.

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