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zenith tube

noun, Astronomy.
a telescope mounted to point only at the zenith, used at some observatories for measuring time by the stars.
Also called zenith telescope.
Origin of zenith tube
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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zenith telescope

an instrument used to determine the latitude of stars, similar to the meridian circle but fitted with an extremely sensitive level and a declination micrometer
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