What is the parallax formula for astronomy? What is the unit of measurement for the formula?

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Mar 24, 2016


Parallax is the apparent angular displacement of a space body due to displacement of the position of the observer. As of now, the unit for this angular measure could be #1/1000 sec#..


The unit for parallax depends on the precision of the device used for the measurement. The smallness varies. Currently, the accuracy level is up to 0.001 sec = #0.00000028^o#.

Parallax is used to approximate distances of space bodies.