In my earlier post Stellar Aberration I demonstrated how the same track of a moving particle must have a changed representation in a frame changed with speed v in ortogonal direction to particle motion c. The change, v/c, is also valid for a wave front ortogonal to particle direction. I also stated that it does not matter if the wave fronts are star light or pulsar signals. However, I think i should be more detailed regarding pulsar aberration.
The aberration angle (10^-4) multiplied with Earth radius (6.4*10^6) gives a change in the representation of 640 m in the point of the VLBI instrument. Dividing by light speed gives 2.1 microseconds as is observed in the radio telescope. The behavior of pulsar signals is therefore explained in exactly the same way as stellar aberration was explained 300 years ago. It is therefore very reasonable to conclude that the leading telescope should detect signals somewhat earlier. However, this is in conflict to mainstream’s explanation to the behavior of pulsar signals.
Pulsar (and stellar) aberration cannot be explained by SRT and GRT. It is therefore very important that we discuss these issues. I therefore hope for many comments on this post. David Tombe and Hartwig Thim have reacted pro and Ron Hatch has reacted con on this point. Nick Percival has not fulfilled his promise to respond. Please give your opinion.
See also my latest articles at GSJournal.net.
Best regard _______________ John-Erik Persson