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Re: (IAAC) correction (was Edwin Hubble, Ph.D. : the @stro object for the week of 04/10/2000)



Roger,
It is my understanding that he did use redshift to determine distance.
That's basically the crux of his 'Hubble's Constant' which basically states
that the further away an object is from us, the faster the object is
receding (traveling away) from us, and hence its deeper red shift.
Hence the deeper the red shift, the more distant the object.  Please advise
if this is incorrect.
/Bob
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Herzler" <rherzler@cts.com>
To: <netastrocatalog-announce@jovian.com>; "ASTRO"
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Sent: Monday, April 10, 2000 12:33 PM
Subject: (IAAC) correction (was Edwin Hubble, Ph.D. : the @stro object for
the week of 04/10/2000)
> In my report on Dr. Hubble I errantly claimed that he discovered and used
> redshift to determine celestial distances.  When offered a correction by a
> reader I rechecked my sources and none of them claim that to be true.  I
> retract that portion of the report and apologize for the error.
>
> Clear skies,
> Roger
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> R o g e r  H e r z l e r
> the @stro pages: http://theastropages.com
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