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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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There was also "oblique ascension," referring to the point on the equator that rises at the same time as a star for an observer somewhere other than Earth's equator.
Let the oblique ascension of stars slant over my body.