Describe stellar parallax and explain how one would mathematically measure and calculate the distance to a star using this method.

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Stellar Parallax describes the movement of a star against other more distant stars during the revolution of the Earth around the Sun. The concept can be used to determine the distance of a few stars that are close to the Sun. Mathematically, the distance to a star in parsecs will be given by: d= 1/p where p is in seconds of arc while d is in parsecs.

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