Itemizing both the Absolute and Relative Advance in stellar aberration measurements.

Frank Pio Russo - November 29, 2014.

Following on from yesterday, we are using a theoretical telescope that's 1.000000005 metres long, for which we know that the relative advance is about 0.0001m. or more accurately, actually 0.000090649 m... and we want to determine how much the absolute component is.

Therefore:         (Absolute velocity / Relative velocity) = x / 0.000090649 m.      (Equation-1)

where x works out to be 0.159592937 m. and this represents the total Absolute advance for the earth. However, within that same interval the star has an Absolute advance of 0.159503696 m. This is easily worked out as being:

Absolute velocity advance = 0.000000003 sec * 53,167,898.85 m/sec      (Equation-2)

Hence I have double-checked, and the advance of the earth relative to the star is only 0.00008924m which compares well with the earlier worked out value of 0.000090649 m. or at least 98.446 % of it! This is a very good result... in view of the immense limitations that are inherent in the speeds involved... Actually if both advances are worked out with the same sort of derived figures to avoid calculator error disparity: they are both the same!

In conclusion my whole edifice still stands, and it should now be considered as very sound! I have rendered the hitherto arcane field of aberration as a now mainstream and understandable entity.

Frank Pio Russo.

P.s. - Remember that the advance of the star is not really in line with the stationary perpendicular (i.e. at the start of it), because by the time the light reaches the earth, the star is by then further forward... it's been convenient for the establishment to sweep all this under the carpet and simply call it "light-time"!