n. (context astronomy English) A map of the night sky used to identify and locate astronomical objects such as stars, constellations and galaxy.
n. a chart showing the relative positions of the stars in a particular part of the sky
A star chart or star map is a map of the night sky. Astronomers divide these into grids to use them more easily. They are used to identify and locate astronomical objects such as stars, constellations and galaxies. They have been used for human navigation since time immemorial. Note that a star chart differs from an astronomical catalog, which is a listing or tabulation of astronomical objects for a particular purpose. Tools utilizing a star chart include the astrolabe and the planisphere.
Star Chart is a Canadian music television series which aired on CBC Television in 1980.
Usage examples of "star chart".
The first time I saw a star chart in my life was when Xyon showed me one.
Spock touched a computer key, changing the viewer image to a star chart indicating an essentially linear course between the starship's present location, Starbase 18, Vestra V, and finally the Akkallan system.
Such webs were complex and needed constant monitoring and adjustment, but with a dozen probes relaying high-speed data to the coordinating probe, a preliminary star chart could be available in a fraction of the time required for standard charting procedures.
She was looking at a star chart that might have been drawn by an artist with an overactive imagination and a bent for the depressing.
Ross glowered at the star chart, then at Sisko, then the chart again.
Ross glowered at the star chart, then at Sisko, thenthe chart again.
Whistler also pinpointed Blackmoon from a star chart and is pulling up more data than we were given in our briefings.