# You measure the parallax angle for a star to be 0.1 arcseconds. The distance to this star is?

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Waleed A.
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Mar 1, 2018

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10 Parsecs

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The distance to an object in space given in parsecs is inversely proportional to its parallax angle, given by.

d = 1/ p

where,

d is in Parsecs

p is in arcsecs

so,

d = 1/ 0.1

d = 10 Pcs or 10 Parsecs

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