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The '''orbital plane''' of an orbiting body is simply the plane in which the body's [[Orbit|orbit]] lies.  It is denoted by specifying its angle relative to a reference plane, often the [[Ecliptic|ecliptic]] or the [http://mydatapages.com/equatorial_plane.html equatorial plane] of the central body.
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The '''orbital plane''' of an orbiting body is simply the plane in which the body's [[Orbit|orbit]] lies.  It is denoted by specifying its angle relative to a reference plane, often the [[Ecliptic|ecliptic]] or the equatorial plane of the central body.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:58, 7 January 2007

The orbital plane of an orbiting body is simply the plane in which the body's orbit lies. It is denoted by specifying its angle relative to a reference plane, often the ecliptic or the equatorial plane of the central body.

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