polar distance


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polar distance

n
(Astronomy) the angular distance of a star, planet, etc, from the celestial pole; the complement of the declination. Also called: codeclination
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Sill, as both observations are clearly written, and as the difference in polar distance of 1'28" is rather considerable even then, it is necessary to enter them separately.
Furthermore, according to Goldammer and Herts [16], the polar distance of 1,2-glycol molecule (7.
10 Measure and record the polar distance, the distance between points "A" and "B," and the equatorial distance, between points "C" and "D.