sidereal hour


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sidereal hour

n.
A 24th part of a sidereal day.
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sidereal hour

n
(Astronomy) a 24th part of a sidereal day
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Noun1.sidereal hour - 1/24 of a sidereal day
sidereal time - measured by the diurnal motion of stars
60 minutes, hour, hr - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
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Let's take a quick look at the state of the sky portrayed on our current all-sky map, at sidereal hour 10.
Suppose, however, that we wanted to name each sidereal hour and sky scene after the leading constellation freshly risen in the east?
Also the period of the modulation based on a fixed absolute motion vector in the Miller direction would not be 12 sidereal hours but 24 as can be plainly seen from the geometry.