almucantar

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almucantar

(al-myŭ-kan -ter) A small circle on the celestial sphere parallel to the horizon.

almucantar

[¦al·myü¦kan·tər]
(astronomy)
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I turned over my astrolabe, found Aldebaran on the clear plastic rete, and positioned the star at 41[degrees] in the east on the grid of almucantar circles.