Translation: from english

astronomical position

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  • astronomical position — i . A point on the earth whose coordinates have been determined as a result of observation of celestial bodies. The expression is usually used in connection with position on land determined with great accuracy for survey purposes. ii. A point on… …   Aviation dictionary

  • astronomical position line — A position line obtained by sighting a planetary body. From the geographical position, an arc is drawn which is equal to the zenith distance of the body. A tangent to this arc is the astro position line. To obtain a fix, either another astro, or… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Astronomical chronology — Astronomical chronology, or astronomical dating, is a technical method of dating events or artifacts that are associated with astronomical phenomena. Written records of historical events that include descriptions of astronomical phenomena have… …   Wikipedia

  • Astronomical algorithm — Astronomical algorithms are the algorithms used to calculate ephemerides, calendars, and positions (as in celestial navigation or satellite navigation). Examples of large and complex astronomical algorithms are those used to calculate the… …   Wikipedia

  • Position — Po*si tion, n. [F. position, L. positio, fr. ponere, positum, to put, place; prob. for posino, fr. an old preposition used only in comp. (akin to Gr. ?) + sinere to leave, let, permit, place. See {Site}, and cf. {Composite}, {Compound}, v.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Position finder — Position Po*si tion, n. [F. position, L. positio, fr. ponere, positum, to put, place; prob. for posino, fr. an old preposition used only in comp. (akin to Gr. ?) + sinere to leave, let, permit, place. See {Site}, and cf. {Composite}, {Compound},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Position micrometer — Position Po*si tion, n. [F. position, L. positio, fr. ponere, positum, to put, place; prob. for posino, fr. an old preposition used only in comp. (akin to Gr. ?) + sinere to leave, let, permit, place. See {Site}, and cf. {Composite}, {Compound},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astronomical latitude — n. the angle between the direction of gravity at the observer s position and the plane of the celestial equator * * * …   Universalium

  • astronomical latitude — n. the angle between the direction of gravity at the observer s position and the plane of the celestial equator …   English World dictionary

  • astronomical map — Introduction       any cartographic representation of the stars, galaxies, or surfaces of the planets and the Moon. Modern maps of this kind are based on a coordinate system analagous to geographic latitude and longitude. In most cases, modern… …   Universalium

  • Astronomical clock — An astronomical clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information, such as the relative positions of the sun, moon, zodiacal constellations, and sometimes major planets. DefinitionThe term is loosely used to… …   Wikipedia

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