meaning of Almucantar

Almucantar meaning in General Dictionary

a little circle for the world parallel into the horizon a circle or parallel of altitude Two performers that have equivalent almucantar have a similar altitude See Almacantar

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  • a tiny circle of the world parallel into horizon; a group or parallel of height. Two stars which have the same almucantar have a similar altitude. See Almacantar.

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The almucantar was therefore used only to observe the vertical transits of stars in different azimuths over fixed horizontal webs, without touching the telescope.

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