Definition of Geocentric parallax
1. Noun. The parallax of a celestial body using two points on the surface of the earth as the earth rotates.
Generic synonyms: Parallax
Specialized synonyms: Horizontal Parallax, Solar Parallax
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Literary usage of Geocentric parallax
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1. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: And Surveying by George Albert Wentworth (1887)
"... represent the body, O the position of the observer, C the centre of the earth, and Z the zenith of the observer. The geocentric parallax is the angle ..."
2. A Treatise on Spherical Astronomy by Robert Stawell Ball (1908)
"The fundamental equations of geocentric parallax . . . 280 § 94. Development in series of the expressions for the parallax . 286 § 95. ..."
3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"geocentric parallax is also frequently called ... The horizontal parallax of a body is its geocentric parallax when it is on the horizon. Thus, in Fig. ..."
4. A Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1880)
"The particular value of the geocentric parallax when the heavenly body ... to signify any value of the geocentric parallax other than that which It has when ..."
5. The Elements of Astronomy by Devendra Náth Mallik (1921)
"CHAPTER XI geocentric parallax 1. We have seen that the direction in which a star is seen remains the same, no matter how we change our position on the ..."
6. Lessons in Astronomy, Including Uranography: A Brief Introductory Course by Charles Augustus Young (1903)
"The diurnal or geocentric parallax of the sun, the moon, or a planet is the difference between its direction as seen from the center of the earth and from ..."