Aberrational Time

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Aberrational Time

 

the time it takes for light from a planet, planetary satellite, or other heavenly body to reach an observer. It is determined, in seconds, by the equation t = 499.012 p, where p represents the distance from the heavenly body in astronomical units. Aberrational time is taken into account when calculating the orbits of planets, planetary satellites, artificial earth satellites, and so forth.

REFERENCE

Fundamental’nye postoiannye astronomii. Edited by V. V. Podobeda. Moscow, 1967.
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