What are celestial poles?

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Pole Star
... A pole star is a visible star, preferably a prominent one, that is approximately aligned with the Earth's axis of rotation that is, a star whose apparent position is close to one of the celestial poles, and which lies ... In practice, the term Pole Star usually refers to Polaris, which is the current northern pole star, also known as the North Star ... The south celestial pole currently lacks a bright star like Polaris to mark its position ...

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