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What constellation or star would the pole of the orbital plane (of the planets around the sun)intersect. e.g. -what is the sun's 'Polaris'?


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The Sun's north pole points to 286.14 degrees Right Ascension, 63.88 degrees North. The Sun is tilted 7.25 degrees off "vertical" from the Ecliptic (the Earth's orbit).

As I have not got a Northern Hemisphere star map, only a Southern one, the SOUTH 'pole' of the Ecliptic is in the constellation of Dorado (90 degrees RA, 66.5 degrees South declination), only a few degrees from the star Canopus.

Howard,
New Zealand.



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