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The constitution of variables of the "Mira Ceti" according to the ballistics hypothesis on the velocity of propagation of the light.

Author:

La Rosa, Michele

Category:

Journal Reprints

Sub-Category:

Astrophysics

Language:

English

Date Published:

January 1924

Downloads:

68

Keywords:

ballistic theory, Mira Ceti, Algol, variable stars

Filename:

LaRosa_RendLincei[trans]_v33n1(1924)3-7.pdf

Publication:

Atti della Reale Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Rendiconti Lincei. [trans]

Comments:

Thomas Miles used Google Translate for English

Abstract:

In a brief Note presented to this R. Academy (2), I had the opportunity to hint at a new explanation of the phenomena of the "stars variables", based on the following assumptions: 1°) that the speed of light is composed with that of the source bright; 2°) that all variable stars are double, or more generally "complex stars". This second hypothesis contains the extension of a fact directly revealed by observations, telescopic and spectral, in the case of variables of the 3rd class of Scheiner (those of type Algol, and of type β Lirae, 45 in all). For which, indeed, the knowledge of their "double" nature is served to give, albeit in an imperfect way (3), the reason for the periodic change of apparent size; ascribing it - as is known - to occultation periodicity of one of the component stars for part of the other.

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