GLOVER, J., (2017). A tired light/contracting universe model from the union2.1 supernovae data, Journal of Modern Physics 8:2, 74074.
A tired light/contracting universe (TLCU) model is shown to be an excellent fit
to the redshift/distance modulus data for the 580 supernovae 1a in the Union2.1
compilation. The data reveal that the Milky Way is in a static region with a radius
of about 450Mpc. Beyond the static region the universe is contracting with a space
velocity which is linearly proportional to distance over the whole range of the data
(k = -7.6 ± 2.3 km s−1 Mpc−1
). The other constant of the model is the Hubble
constant for which a value of H = 69.51 ± 0.86 km s−1 Mpc−1
is obtained. The fit
of the TLCU model to the Union2.1 data is at least as good as the fit of the two
constant ΛCDM model to the same data.
A formula for photon travel distance is derived and an experiment for the possible
detection of the tired light process is proposed.