An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



Number of Results: 17 Search : astronomical
  اخترشناختی، اخترشناسیک، اختری   
axtaršenâxti, axtaršenâsik, axtari (#)

Fr.: astronomique   

Of or relating to → astronomy.
In non astronomical contexts, of enormous magnitude; immense.

Astronomical, from L. astronomic(us), → astronomy + → -ic, + → -al adj. suffix.

Axtaršenâxti, from axtaršenâxt, variant of axtaršenâsi, → astronomy + -i adj. suffix.
Axtaršenâsik, from axtaršenâsi, → astronomy + re-introduced Mod.Pers. suffix -ik, → -ics.

astronomical clock
  ساعت ِ اخترشناسیک   
sâ'at-e axtaršenâsik

Fr.: horloge astronomique   

A precise pendulum clock with separate dials for seconds, minutes, and hours. It was originally used by astronomers to calculate astronomical time.

astronomical; → clock.

astronomical constant
  پایا‌ی اخترشناسیک، ~ اخترشناختی   
pâyâ-ye axtaršenâsik, ~ axtaršenâxti (#)

Fr.: constante astronomique   

A precisely measured fundamental quantity in astronomy, such as the → solar parallax, the → constant of aberration, and the → obliquity of the ecliptic.

astronomical; → constant.

astronomical coordinates
  هماراها‌ی اخترشناسیک، ~ اخترشناختی   
hamârâhâ-ye axtaršenâsik, ~ axtarsršnâxti (#)

Fr.: coordonnées astronomiques   

Values in a reference system used to relate the position of a body on the celestial sphere.

astronomical; → coordinates.

astronomical horizon
  افق ِ اخترشناسیک   
ofoq-e axtaršenâsik

Fr.: horizon astronomique   

The intersection of a plane perpendicular to the radius of the Earth through the observer's eye with the celestial sphere. Same as → true horizon. Because the → celestial sphere has an infinite radius, two observers at different heights above sea level, but placed on the same vertical line, have the same astronomical horizon. Because of → dip of the horizon, the astronomical horizon always lies above the → sea horizon. But on land it is usually hidden by trees, hills, and buildings which determine the observer's → apparent horizon.

astronomical; → horizon.

astronomical instrument
  سازال ِ اخترشناسیک   
sâzâl-e axtaršenâsik

Fr.: instrument astronomique   

A device used to observe and study → astronomical objects.

astronomical; → instrument.

astronomical latitude
  ورونای ِ اخترشناسیک   
varunâ-ye axtaršenâsik

Fr.: latitude astronomique   

The angle between the → equatorial plane and the true → vertical at a point on the surface.

astronomical; → latitude.

astronomical object
  بر‌آخت ِ اخترشناسیک، ~ اختری   
barâxt-e axtaršenâsik, ~ axtari

Fr.: objet astronomique   

A naturally occurring physical entity or association that lies beyond the Earth's atmosphere and can be studied observationally. In other words, a gravitationally bound structure that is associated with a position in space, but may consist of multiple independent astronomical objects. A list of astronomical objects includes → planets, → asteroids, → comets, → stars, → nebulae, galaxies (→ galaxy), → galaxy clusters, → pulsars, and → black holes. Note that → celestial body, → celestial object, and → heavenly body are less technical terms for these entities.

astronomical; → object.

astronomical observatory
  نپاهشگاه ِ اخترشناسیک، ~ اخترشناختی   
nepâhesgâh-e axtaršenâsik, ~ axtaršenâxti

Fr.: observatoire astronomique   

A building, place, or institution designed and equipped for making → observations of astronomical phenomena.

astronomical; → observatory.

astronomical refraction
  شکست ِ اخترشناختی   
šekast-e axtaršenâxti

Fr.: réfraction astronomique   

The → angular → displacement of a point on the → celestial sphere due to the Earth's → atmospheric refraction.

astronomical; → refraction.

astronomical site
  سیت ِ اخترشناسیک، ~ اخترشناختی   
sit-e axtaršenâsik, ~ axtaršenâxti

Fr.: site astronomique   

A certain place whose characteristics, as to location, altitude, atmospheric conditions, etc., make it appropriate for astronomical observations.

astronomical; → site.

astronomical table
  جدول ِ اختری   
jadval-e axtari

Fr.: table astronomique   

One of a set of tables giving parameters used for calculations of positions of the Sun, the Moon, and the planets in particular in pre-telescopic astronomy. The oldest known astronomical tables are those of Ptolemy. In Modern astronomy it is usually replaced by the term → ephemeris. Same as → zij. See also → Toledan Tables, → Alfonsine Tables.

astronomical; → table.

astronomical twilight
  نیمتاب ِ اخترشناسیک، ~ اخترشناختی   
nimtâb-e axtaršenâsik, ~ axtarsnâxti

Fr.: crépuscule astronomique   

The time between sunset or sunrise and the moment when the Sun's center lies 18° below the horizon. → civil twilight.

astronomical; → twilight.

astronomical unit (au)
  یکا‌ی ِ اخترشناسیک، ~ اخترشناختی   
yekâ-ye axtaršenâsik, ~ axtaršenâxti (#)

Fr.: unité astronomique   

1) A unit of length equal to 149 597 870 700 m exactly, with symbol "au" (re-definition at the International Astronomical Union's 28th General Assembly in Beijing, China, August 20-31). The astronomical unit equals 1.5813 × 10-5 → light-years and 4.8481 ×10-6 → parsecs.
2) Previous definition: The radius of a circular orbit in which a body of negligible mass, and free of perturbations, would revolve around the Sun in 2 π / k days, where k is the → Gaussian gravitational constant. This is slightly less than the semi-major axis of the Earth's orbit.

astronomical; → unit.

Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS)
  ماهواره‌ی ِ اخترشناختی ِ فروسرخ   
mâhvâre-ye axtaršenâxti-e forusorx (#)

Fr.: satellite astronomique infrarouge   

An orbiting infrared telescope (60 cm mirror) which successfully operated from launch in January 1983 until the supply of coolant ran out in November 1983. It was a collaborative mission between NASA, the Netherlands, and the UK, and mapped 95% of the whole sky in the wavelength bands 12, 25, 60, and 100 microns.

infrared; → astronomical; → satellite.

International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  یکایش ِ جهانی ِ اخترشناسی   
Yekâyeš-e Jahâni-ye Axtaršenâsi

Fr.: Union Astronomique Internationale (UAI)   

An astronomical association of astronomers that is the controlling body of world astronomy. It was founded in Brussels in 1919.

international; → astronomical; → union.

Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS)

Fr.: Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS)   

A data center dedicated to the collection and worldwide distribution of astronomical data and related information. It is located at the Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, France. The CDS has several goals, mainly: collecting all of the useful information regarding astronomical objects in computerized form, including observational data produced by observatories on the ground or in space; upgrading these data by critical evaluations and comparisons; and distributing the results to the astronomical community. Currently the CDS services include: → SIMBAD, Aladin interactive sky atlas, and VizieR catalogues.

CDS, short for Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg.