Polarissima

Polarissima

 

the provisional name given to a star that is near one of the celestial poles and, as a result, is visible for the entire night in the field of view of meridian instruments. Polarissimas are used to adjust and monitor the positions of meridian instruments. A number of stars are used as polarissimas.

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Polarissima 4Q2000 West Coast Sextans 4Q2000 since 1999) Triangulum 4Q2000 Zwicky 4Q1997, 4Q2000 Investors Name ([dagger]) Name Location Interview Altair Andromeda Northern America Aquarius Finland 2 Carina Finland 1 Sunflower United Kingdom 1 Triangulum Central Europe 1 Three others Antares Capricorn Finland 2 Centaurus U.
Through my 18-inch at 285x Polarissima Borealis appears as a pale patch about 0.
NGC 3172 is a faint galaxy that derives its notoriety from being the closest NGC object to the north celestial pole, hence its moniker Polarissima Borealis.