astronomical surveying

astronomical surveying

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl sər′vā·iŋ]
(geodesy)
The celestial determination of latitude and longitude; separations are calculated by computing distances corresponding to measured angular displacements along the reference spheroid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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