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Thread: TYC 1220-91-1 and GAIA

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    TYC 1220-91-1 and GAIA

    With the GAIA release coming up, I wonder if radial velocity will be included for this star.
    This would give evidence if the signal was a Benford beacon at Pi*H frequency.
    The observed frequency was 4463.9 MHz. http://files.abovetopsecret.com/file...ez5312e2e1.png
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    The radial velocity of TYC 1220-91-1 is apparently not known to a high accuracy, as the linked file merely refers to the radio emission being within the 'expected doppler shift tolerance' of the Pi times neutral hydrogen frequency. TYC 1220-91-1 would need to be approaching the Sun at about 0.035% the speed of light to accomplish the proposed frequency shift, it appears, or about 10.49 kilometers per second, assuming I have the math correct.
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    Thinking this over, if this is a Benford Beacon it obviously is not one targeted to, say, all stars within 1,000 LYs, as I would assume each burst would have a compensation for the radial velocity. They are just painting the sky.
    If I were doing this, I would apply a correction, however, to the frequency as it is headed to each direction, to compensate for the orbital motion of the planet that is broadcasting.
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    Only hours left to go.
    Could someone who knows how get the radial velocity out of the DR tomorrow?
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    Thanks to the fact that they got Gaia DR2 loaded into Vizier for a quick coordinate search:

    coords 02 08 29.2271 +22 26 58.398
    parallax 3.21 milliarcsec (error 0.07)
    RV +31.5 km/s err 2.1

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    Well, this tells me two things.
    The frequency was probably just a coincidence and
    they go the distance in the report wrong by a factor of 10.
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