Wilczyński, Józef S.
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stellar aberration, ether drag, Fresnel drag, Klinkerfues, Airy, moving mirrors
For the law of reflection of stellar and terrestrial light to hold at the earth's surface, expecially when the reflection is from the surface of a prism inside a bent instrument, the following effects have to be taken into account: the aberrational effects, the deflection effect, lateral drift (before and after reflection) and transverse draging by the prism. All these effects must be functions of, or the consequences of the absolute speeds of the Sun and of the Earth in space through the Universe. The aberration and transverse dragging take place only when the difference between these speeds is not zero. When the terrestrail source is not comoving with the instrument, its light behaves similarly to starlight with aberration and transverse drag. Certain experiments to test all these effects are proposed.