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Definition of the noun altazimuth
What does altazimuth mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: altazimuths
- an instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies; used in navigation
Alternative definition of the noun altazimuth
- A telescope or surveying instrument that has a mount permitting both horizontal and vertical rotation
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by Mike D. Reynolds, Michael E. Bakich
The word altazimuth is a combination of altitude and azimuth. Altitude is the distance in degrees an object lies from the horizon to the zenith (the overhead point). An object on the horizon has an altitude of 0°. If an object is at the zenith, it has ...
by Valerie Illingworth
altazimuth mounting (azimuthal mounting). A *mounting in which the telescope ...
Firefly Astronomy Dictionary (2003)
by John Woodruff
altazimuth A mounting for an instrument such as a telescope that can move in both altitude and azimuth - that is, about both horizontal and vertical axes. The disadvantage of this mounting for an amateur ...
by American Heritage Dictionary
altazimuth coordinate system (al-taz'a-math) The coordinate system in which a celestial object's position is described in terms of its altitude and azimuth. Like celestial latitude and longitude, and declination and ...
by Edy G. Schaffer
REREDOS, ANTEPENDIUM Sbelf GRADIN, RETABLE slab/top MENSA table CREDENCE altazimuth of astronomer ABA alter FIX, TURN, VARY, ADIUST, ADAPT, AMEND, SHIFT, CHANGE, MODIFY, MUTATE, REVAMP, REVISE, CONVERT, ...
Encyclopedia of Space (2009)
by Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
' Altazimuth ...
Nelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)
Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman
Altazimuth, or altitude and azimuth instrument, essentially a Altazimuth or Universal Transit Instrument. large theodolite...
The altazimuth (invented by Olaus Romer of Copenhagen in 1690) is available for measurements in all parts of the sky; ...
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, and Companion to the Encyclopaedia Britannica
altazimuth by Schroder, clock, chronometer, chronograph, and spectroscope. With the 13i-in. equatorial Dr. C. H. F. Peters ...
Dictionary of Astronomy (1997)
by Martin Ince
altazimuth Type of telescope mounting which has two separate axes of movement, one for altitude, controlling the angle of the telescope between the horizon ...
Authoritative, Practical, Complete : an American Library Embracing Science, Sociology, Philosophy, History, Fine Arts, Languages, Religion, Law, Literature, Useful Arts, and the Many Thousands of Subjects Into which They Branch by Charles Annandale, Francis Thomas Furey, Walter Hart Blumenthal
Altazimuth. Altar (al'tar), any pile or structure raised above the ground for receiving sacrifices to some divinity. The Greek and Roman altars were various in (se'rat) in Mohammedan belief the bridge extending over the abyss of hell, which must ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1892)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature : Supplement
It is about 150 miles long, and is navigable for vessels of 30 tons through its whole extent ALTAZIMUTH, called also an altitude-and-azimuth instrument, a telescope mounted with its two axes, the one parallel with the zenith and nadir, the other ...
The Encyclopaedia Britanica (1889)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Supplement
Brunner meridian circle, altazimuth clocks and minor apparatus; used mainly for instruction. Crete, Nebraska. Boswell Observatory of Doane College (1883)' 8-in. Clark equatorial, Bufl' 8t Berger transit, clocks, break-circuit chronometer, and ...
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- Altazimuth, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London
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- The Altazimuth Pavilion
Greenwich Park, Greenwich. built in 1899. It was originally intended to house instruments used to measure the two coordinates used to fix the position of a celestial body in the sky: the altitude (its position above the horizon) and the azimuth (its position east along the horizon), and it is from this coordinate system that it gets its name.
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