ecliptic coordinate system


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ecliptic coordinate system

n.
A celestial coordinate system in which an object's position on the celestial sphere is described in terms of its celestial latitude and longitude, measured relative to the ecliptic and vernal equinox, respectively.
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The zodiacal markers will provide opportunities to explain the historical development of astronomy, including its origin in astrology, as well as concepts such as the ecliptic coordinate system and the precession of the equinoxes.
The latter paper, methodologically one of the most challenging of recent years, is briefly acknowledged as making a strong case for the use of an ecliptic coordinate system (p.