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A model of the celestial sphere showing the positions of the stars and other celestial bodies as well as circles of right ascension, declination, the celestial equator, and the ecliptic.
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(Astronomy) a spherical model of the celestial sphere showing the relative positions of stars, constellations, etc
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|Noun||1.||celestial globe - a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens|
armilla, armillary sphere - a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars
globe - a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
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