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(of divisions of time) determined by daily motion of the stars

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When the telescope is tracking in sidereal mode, the stars in the image can be chosen judiciously to make this identification simpler.
2 that data has been replotted against Local Sidereal Time for Wuhan City.
Psi and the environment: Local sidereal time and geomagnetic effects.
Upon the publication of The Sidereal Messenger in 1610, Galileo was accused of heresy.
RIGHT from the off - a piece called Sidereal - there is an unhurried, spacious feel to this album.
So that not only is mean solar time shown (days consisting of equal 24-hours days throughout the year), but the sidereal day, the day consisting of the period of a complete rotation of the Earth, equal to 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.
By means of calculating solar time (based on the passage of the sun) and sidereal time (based on the rotation of the Earth), the Space Traveller's watch set a new standard for astronomical accuracy with error reduced to 0.
The GPS satellite orbits, however, are based on the sidereal day, which is approximately four minutes shorter than the UTC day.
The normal method of allowing the Sun to transit through the beam of the dish would have taken too long to allow testing of all the devices, so Tony used the driven equatorial mount to scan the dish across the solar disk at 8 times the sidereal tracking rate, allowing a test observation to be completed in about 10 minutes.
The idea is that of the earth not only becoming covered by myriads of grains of thought, but becoming enclosed in a single thinking envelope so as to form, functionally, no more than a single vast grain of thought on the sidereal scale, the plurality of individual reflections grouping themselves together and reinforcing one another in the act of a single unanimous reflection.
In Kerala, the start of the Zodiac New Year is when the sun enters into Sidereal Aries, Ashwini Nakshatra, which is celebrated as Vishu.
A geosynchronous orbit, for those of you who aren't yet conversant, is one with an orbital period of one sidereal day.
The pinnacle of mechanical and engineering skills in the art of astronomical timekeeping today combines over 500 components, from the patented constant-force tourbillon escapement to the wheel train, culminating in the display of solar and sidereal time, twilight, sunrise, and sunset, and the constantly changing view of the visible stars and constellations from the customer's own horizon.
By means of having solar timed (based on the passage of the sun) and sidereal time (based on the rotation of the Earth), this watch could make the calculation for you, the difference being 3.
Well, dead or not, at least there was that dream, of some scribbler, some think-and-write person, maybe it was yourself, soaring in the sidereal void, and not only that, you were holding a banjo and gleefully strumming, and singing, jaw swung a bit under and off to the side the way crazily happily people will do it--singing songs or not even songs, just lolly-molly syllable sounds and you'd escaped even from language, from having to gab, from having to write down the idiot gab.