What does altazimuth mean?

altazimuth meaning in General Dictionary

An instrument for taking azimuths and altitudes simultaneously

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  • an instrument that measures the height and azimuth of celestial systems; utilized in navigation
  • An instrument when planning on taking azimuths and altitudes simultaneously.

altazimuth meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An instrument when planning on taking azimuths and altitudes simultaneously.


Sentence Examples with the word altazimuth

In September 1839 a 3-foot speculum was finished and mounted on an altazimuth stand similar to Herschel's; but, though the definition of the images was good (except that the diffraction at the joints of the speculum caused minute rays in the case of a very bright star), and its peculiar skeleton form allowed the speculum to follow atmospheric changes of temperature very quickly, Lord Rosse decided to cast a solid 3-foot speculum.

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