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Author Topic: Is there any velocity data for apparent superluminal jets?  (Read 1104 times)

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I am looking for the observed velocities rather than the actual velocities. I know that the formula developed by Einstein for relativistic aberration is 674206dc3b18fe80917f38b239d176fd.gif and would like to test an alternative idea.


 

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from
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superluminal_motion
"When first observed in the early 1970s, superluminal motion was taken to be a piece of evidence against quasars having cosmological distances. Although a few astrophysicists still argue in favor of this view, most believe that apparent velocities greater than the velocity of light are optical illusions "
So it's not a real velocity.
From the same page
"In 1993, Thomson et al. suggested that the (outer) jet of the quasar 3C 273 is nearly collinear to our line-of-sight. Superluminal motion of up to ~9.6c has been observed along the (inner) jet of this quasar.[3]"
 

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I know it is not a real velocity. I am interested in the data. You need to read more on this subject. Some jets are harder to explain.
 

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OK. I am looking for the velocity beta data just to be clear.
 

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I have found my data.
 

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