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Matome Modiba (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (ZA))

Second Equatorial System question in Astronomy I

Hi Houston, first of all great videos man, very helpful and you explain in detail, thank you very much for that. Now, the thing that I just want to be sure of is with regards to your drawing of the ecliptic. Does this mean that the equinoxes are at East and West points? Hope I am making sense.

August 18 2014, 10:08 pm

Houston Muzamhindo (University of Cape Town, South Africa (ZA))
Hey Matome. I'm glad you are finding the videos helpful! I don't think they are necessarily on the west and east points. The diagrams are easier to draw them that way but I find no reason for them to be exactly at the east and west points. Just as in reality our orbits are not circular but we assume them to be.

August 19 2014, 11:56 am


Matome Modiba (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (ZA))
Ok, I hear you, thanks for the explanation

August 19 2014, 11:15 pm


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