Define the terms "Right Ascension" and "Declination"

Question Description

Define the terms "Right Ascension" and "Declination" and give their units of measurement.

Final Answer

Right Ascension-angular distance measured eastwards along the celestial equator from the vernal equinox to the hour circle. It is measured in hours, minutes and seconds with 24hours being the same as a full circle

Declination-one of two angles that locate the point on the celestial sphere. It is measured in hours minutes and second with 24hours being the same as a full circle

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