astronomical latitude

astronomical latitude

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(geodesy)
Angular distance between the direction of gravity (plumb line) and the plane of the celestial equator; applies only to positions on the earth and is reckoned from the astronomical equator.
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Based on conducted observations, the repeatability of the astronomical latitude determination is of 2-3 arc second between individual values.

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