star map


1865–70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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star map

any cartographic representation of the stars, galaxies, or surfaces of the planets and the Moon. Modern maps of this kind are based on a coordinate system analagous to geographic latitude and longitude. In most cases, modern maps are compiled from photographic observations made either with Earth-based equipment or with instruments carried aboard spacecraft.

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Join us for an evening of discovery and take home a star map that shows which
  stars will explode as supernovae.
Behind the pyramid is a large, plastic three-dimensional star map, evidence of
  his involvement in astrophysics.
The star map, which is used for auto navigation needs to be refined
Blue reflective disks of various sizes will be used to create the star map.
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