upper culmination


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upper culmination

See culmination.

upper culmination

[′əp·ər ‚kəl·mə′nā·shən]
(astronomy)
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At 7:15 Polaris, the North Star, is at upper culmination. This is the moment when Polaris stands directly above the north celestial pole (by 45' or 46' this year), a good opportunity to check the alignment of an equatorial telescope.
At 7:08 Polaris, the North Star, is at upper culmination. This is the moment when Polaris stands directly above the north celestial pole (by 46|prime~ this year), a good opportunity to check the alignment of an equatorial telescope.
At 7:31 Polaris, the North Star, is at upper culmination. This is the moment when Polaris stands directly above the north celestial pole (by 46' this year), a good opportunity to check the alignment of an equatorial telescope.

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