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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

Alternative definition of the noun altazimuth


  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 previewMacmillan Dictionary of Astronomy (1985)

by Valerie Illingworth

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

Google previewFirefly 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 ...

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 previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer


Google previewEncyclopedia of Space (2009)

by Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest

' Altazimuth ...

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 previewStoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana (1889)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

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 previewThe 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 ...

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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The value of this 10-letter word is 24 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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