An Astronomical Vocabulary: Being an Explanation of All Terms in Use Amongst Astronomers at the Present Day

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John W. Parker and Son, 1852 - 63 pages
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Page 62 - The names of the signs of the zodiac are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Page 33 - He found that for any two planets the squares of their periodic times are to each other as the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
Page 43 - PERIHELIUM, that point in the orbit of a planet, or comet, which is nearest to the sun...
Page 11 - That point in the orbit of a planet or comet which is farthest from the sun Apogee - That point in the orbit of an earth satellite which is farthest from the earth Apsides (sing.
Page 12 - Aries. — The first sign of the zodiac, which the Sun enters at the vernal equinox on the 21st of March.
Page 53 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to' be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are designated by the characters °, ', ". Thus 23° 14' 35" is read 23 degrees, 14 minutes, and 35 seconds.

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