celestial globe

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celestial globe

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A model of the celestial sphere showing the positions of the stars and other celestial bodies as well as circles of right ascension, declination, the celestial equator, and the ecliptic.

celestial globe

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(Astronomy) a spherical model of the celestial sphere showing the relative positions of stars, constellations, etc
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Noun1.celestial globe - a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens
armilla, armillary sphere - a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars
globe - a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
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In an apartment of the great temple of Denderah, some fifty years ago, there was discovered upon the granite ceiling a sculptured and painted planisphere, abounding in centaurs, griffins, and dolphins, similar to the grotesque figures on the celestial globe of the moderns.
Edwin Drood is waiting in Miss Twinkleton's own parlour: a dainty room, with nothing more directly scholastic in it than a terrestrial and a celestial globe.
The pairing of celestial and terrestrial globes, the use of celestial globes for navigation and the roles of the Royal Society and the Academie Royale des Sciences are discussed.
Gerard Mercator born; a Flemish geographer and instrument maker; made an astronomical ring, an astrolabe and celestial globes.