parallactic angle


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parallactic angle

(pa-ră-lak -tik) See astronomical triangle.

Parallactic Angle

 

in astronomy, the angle at the celestial body in the parallactic triangle. For an observer within the sphere it is measured counterclockwise from the side connecting the body with the celestial pole.

parallactic angle

[¦par·ə¦lak·tik ′aŋ·gəl]
(astronomy)