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Definition of the noun altazimuth

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noun - plural: altazimuths

  1. an instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies; used in navigation

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  1. A telescope or surveying instrument that has a mount permitting both horizontal and vertical rotation

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Google previewExploring the Universe: A Laboratory Guide for Astronomy (2015)

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 ...

Google previewThe Telescope (2016)

by Louis Bell

Setting up an altazimuth is the simplest possible matter. If on a regular tripod it is merely taken out and the tripod roughly levelled so that the axis in azimuth is approximately vertical.

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Astronomy (1985)

by Valerie Illingworth

altazimuth mounting (azimuthal mounting). A *mounting in which the telescope ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer


Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

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 ...

Google previewNelson'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; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space (2009)

by Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest

' Altazimuth ...

Google previewThe National Encyclopedia of Reference (1915)

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 ...

Google previewStoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana (1883)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, and Companion to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. (9th Ed.) and to All Other Encyclopaedias

ALTAZIMUTH, called also an altitude-and-azimuth instrument, a telescope mounted with its two axes, the one parallel with...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

altazimuth mounting A method of mounting a telescope so that it can pivot up and down (in altitude) around one axis and horizontally (in ...

Google previewThe 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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Small photo of Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK. Left: Altazimuth Pavilion, Flamsteed House, with red time ball on top. Centre: Meridian Building. Right: Great Equatorial Building, with 28-inch Telescope More...

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Altazimuth Meaning

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