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Definitions and Synonyms of right ascension | Another word for right ascension | What is right ascension?

Definition 1: (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere - [noun denoting location]

Samples where right ascension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees

Synonyms for right ascension in the sense of this definition

(right ascension is a kind of ...) the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer

"he recorded angular distances between the stars"

(right ascension belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

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