A Multitude of Rubies

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

( Proverbs 20:15 )

The assumption of heliocentricity – Galileo’s bluff – affects the calculated distance to stellar objects. The heliocentric distance is greater because it is derived from a triangle with a base which is 2AU wide.

Stellar parallax vs. Matty’s parallax

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