apparent distance

apparent distance

(angular distance; angular separation) The observed distance between two celestial bodies, expressed in degrees, minutes, and/or seconds of arc.
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Belfast, director of the Cambridge Observatory, and reached the station of Long's Peak, where the telescope was erected which brought the moon within an apparent distance of two leagues.
related how Sir John Herschel, having been despatched to the Cape of Good Hope for the purpose of making there some astronomical calculations, had, by means of a telescope brought to perfection by means of internal lighting, reduced the apparent distance of the moon to eighty yards
His personal attentions to Maggie were comparatively slight, and there had even sprung up an apparent distance between them, that prevented the renewal of that faint resemblance to gallantry into which he had fallen the first day in the boat.
Failure of some BJP extremists' communal campaign in by-polls held recently made it probably all the more politically important for Modi to convince India and rest of the world about the apparent distance he is keeping from communal terrorists linked with the saffron brigade.
The new voyages show eastern Canada to be accessible on UK cruises, in spite of its apparent distance, with Liverpool still the ideal departure port.
And yet perhaps precisely such apparent distance made Museum of Modern Art curator Laura Hoptman's "Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language" at once uniquely pleasurable and provocative, as Hoptman placed more recent artistic endeavors in intriguing historical perspective by using text as her exhibition's fulcrum.
In TDR measurements, the time-dependent reflection coefficient (p) of the material/device under test can be directly displayed as a function of the apparent distance ([d.
Allan insists he has no regrets about his decision to join the Baggies - despite the apparent distance between him and a first-team place.
The analysis of the TDR calibration data began with an examination of separate plots of the data for each probe length and apparent distance since the form of the relationship between apparent distance and percent moisture content was unknown.
He adds that operators should set up a "depth budget" that takes full consideration of the apparent distance between the nearest and furthest objects on the 3D screen, then adjust the placement of the graphics appropriately both artistically and for the comfort of viewers.
Our cosy view of apparent distance from that India, however, was shaken up with the recent murders of Kuldeep Singh and Monica Khari, who had eloped from their Wazirpur residence four years ago.
The apparent distance E in a two-face system test is therefore given by E = 2[DELTA]HmRmsin(Vm) = 2[x.