Peculiar Motion of Stars

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Peculiar Motion of Stars

 

the displacement of stars on the celestial sphere caused by the actual motion of the stars in space. Peculiar motions are included in proper motions of stars and are independent of the motion of the solar system.

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