Right ascension

Definition of Right ascension

(Astron.) that degree of the equinoctial, counted from the beginning of Aries, which rises with a star, or other celestial body, in a right sphere; or the arc of the equator intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator that comes to the meridian with the star; - expressed either in degrees or in time.
See under Ascension.

See also: Ascension Right

Related Words

angular distance, astronomy, celestial longitude, RA, uranology
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