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# ὑπερβολή

## altitude (of a star)

Aristotle METE

I 6.342b32

Lucretius DRN

Seneca NQ

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References for Greek and Latin

###### Modern Description

written by Susanne M Hoffmann

In the coordinate system that is based upon the local horizon of the observer, the longitude-like coordinate of a star is counted in degree distance from "south" and the latitude-like coordinate is measured from the horizon upwards. This coordinate (here marked with "h") is the altitude of a star.

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