What does Backstaff mean?

Backstaff meaning in General Dictionary

An instrument formerly useful for using the height of this heavenly systems but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant so called due to the fact observer turned his back to the human body noticed

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  • a guitar formerly useful for taking the height of the heavenly systems, the good news is superseded because of the quadrant and sextant; -- so-called since the observer switched their back once again to the human body observed.

Backstaff meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An instrument formerly used for using the height of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded because of the quadrant and sextant; -- so-called considering that the observer switched his back to the human body observed.