Oblique ascension


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(Astron.) an arc of the equator, intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator which rises together with a star, in an oblique sphere; or the arc of the equator intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator that comes to the horizon with a star. It is little used in modern astronomy.

See also: Ascension

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The "ascensional difference" between right and oblique ascension differed not only for every star but every observer.
Let the oblique ascension of stars slant over my body.