pericentre


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pericentre

(ˈpɛrɪˌsɛntə) or

pericenter

n
(Astronomy) the point in an elliptical orbit that is nearest to the centre of mass of the system
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Therefore we shall choose the approximate value of the argument [omega] of the pericentre, which orientates the orbital ellipse in the orbital plane with respect to the ascending node, see Fig.