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Celestial Coordinate System

(system for specifying position of celestial objects)

A Celestial Coordinate System is a system used to specify the position of an object in the sky. Some type of spherical polar coordinates is generally used, but they differ in their orientation, i.e., the direction of their axes. Some systems:


(coordinates,equatorial,celestial sphere)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_coordinate_system

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