parallactic ellipse

parallactic ellipse

See annual parallax.
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parallactic ellipse

[¦par·ə¦lak·tik i′lips]
(astronomy)
An annual apparent elliptical course of a celestial body on the celestial sphere about its mean position; caused by the elliptical orbital motion of the earth.
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