ecliptic pole

ecliptic pole

[i¦klip·tik ′pōl]
(astronomy)
On the celestial sphere, either of two points 90° from the ecliptic.
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Hasinger and his colleagues studied a different set of deep-space images, centered on the north ecliptic pole.
Scanning the heavens in great circles that pass through the north and south ecliptic poles, the German-built X-ray telescope imaged much fainter objects and achieved an angular resolution three times greater than the orbiting Einstein Observatory, which conducted a smaller X-ray imaging survey in 1979.