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Sextant - Wikipedia

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A sextant is a doubly reflecting navigation instrument used to measure the angle between any ... Common uses of the sextant include sighting the sun at solar noon or Polaris at night (in the Norther...

Heavenly body Synonyms, Heavenly body Antonyms | Thesaurus.com

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Synonyms for heavenly body at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.

The Ptolemaic Model

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His model of the solar system and heavenly sphere was a refinement of ... was that his model could so accurately explain the motions of heavenly bodies, ... which in this case is the deferent, and another gear or motor takes the place of the ...

Star | Define Star at Dictionary.com

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Star definition, any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as ... Astronomy. any of the large, self-luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris, etc. .... a planet, supposed to influence events, personalities, etc; (pl) another name ...

Starless | Define Starless at Dictionary.com

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Starless definition, any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing ... Astronomy. any of the large, self-luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris, etc. .... influence events, personalities, etc; (pl) another name for horoscope ( sense ...

What is another name for the North Star? | Reference.com

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Another name for the North Star is Polaris. Polaris ... A: The North Star Polaris is a prominent celestial body due to its significance in the fields of astronomy and ...

Heavenly Sign Watching: Part II - The Open Scroll

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Another name for it is Al Ghoul, the evil spirit. .... An alignment of seven heavenly bodies is an extremely rare event; so rare, in fact, that it may be we have never yet .... The next alignment will be with the North Star, Polaris, in about 2004 A.D..

Motion in the Heavens: Stars, Sun, Moon, Planets

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Jul 2, 2008 ... All the other stars move in circular paths around Polaris, with a period of 24 hours . ... and the set of constellations (the word just means "group of stars") and ... the tail and body of the bear, and the familiar astrological collection ...

Navigation and Related Instruments in 16th-Century England - Fort ...

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Although the relationship of certain heavenly bodies to time of day and terrestrial ... Polaris was the preferred star for measuring latitude because it is less than one degree ... The quadrant, shaped like a quarter-circle, was another hand-held ...

Heavenly body - definition of heavenly body by The Free Dictionary

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Noun 1. heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky celestial body natural object - an object ... ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:.