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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He commented that it is not improbable that NGC 7141 and NGC 7140 are identical, one or the other being mistaken one degree in polar distance. 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.
Given the intensity of current events, and the polar distance between differing attitudes about war, one might well have expected a cocky jingoism and a determined attempt at a pacifist stance.
Furthermore, according to Goldammer and Herts [16], the polar distance of 1,2-glycol molecule (7.34 X [10.sup.-30] C m) is larger than that of methanol (5.55 X [10.sup.-30] C m), and the polarity of 1,2-glycol solvent is larger than that of methanol solvent.
10 Measure and record the polar distance, the distance between points "A" and "B," and the equatorial distance, between points "C" and "D."