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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 ...
The 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.
by Valerie Illingworth
altazimuth mounting (azimuthal mounting). A *mounting in which the telescope ...
by Edy G. Schaffer
ALTAZIMUTH. OF. ASTRONOMER. •. AMASS. ANCIENT MARINER'S VICTIM • ANGINA. Cloth PALL, DOSSAL, DOSSEL, HAPLOMA, CORPORAL. VESPERAL constellation ARA curtain RIDDEL enclosure BEMA end of the church APSE ...
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 ...
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; ...
Encyclopedia of Space (2009)
by Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
' Altazimuth ...
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 ...
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...
A 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 ...
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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Scrabble value of A1L1T1A1Z10I1M3U1T1H4
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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