Depression (astronomy)

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Depression in astronomy refers to the negative level of a heavenly body , operating under the horizon is so continued below the horizon extension of his height circle . So has z. B. a star that is 20 ° below the horizon, therefore a depression of 20 ° .


  • Hermann Joseph Klein : Yearbook of Astronomy and Geophysics: Containing the most important advances in the fields of astrophysics, meteorology and physical geography , EH Mayer Volume 17, University of Chicago 1907

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