celestial observation


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celestial observation

[sə′les·chəl ‚äb·sər′vā·shən]
(navigation)
Also known as sight.
The measurement of the altitude, and sometimes the azimuth, of a celestial body for a line of position.
The data obtained by such observation.
References in classic literature ?
I may there discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle and may regulate a thousand celestial observations that require only this voyage to render their seeming eccentricities consistent forever.
Contract notice: project management for the construction of a celestial observation center
This fact was recognized previously by Oppenheim; it seems some scholars, for example, were solely responsible for celestial observation sans interpretation.
With this technology, PARI will collect and enable access to celestial observation data for astronomers, researchers and students.
The $164 million celestial observation system's test phase will last a year.
Much of Native American celestial observation coincides with naked-eye Western astronomy.
This data is also used extensively by other government agencies and the general public in applications ranging from celestial observations to navigation to almanacs.
Apart from looking back at previous celestial observations, the team also referred to the gravitational theories about the movement of Earth around the Sun, as well as the Moon around Earth, in order to clarify the timing of future eclipses.
The northern lights, which we have come to call 'aurora' in Earth, is a forever-ongoing show in Jupiter, meaning that it is not as rare as some of the celestial observations that we make.
StarLog lets you log, track, and quickly analyze your celestial observations.
Their knowledge of celestial observations played a key role in their survival.