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The observations with the altazimuth are rather more complicated than those with the transit circle.
The third day he had a full day's work on the calculations, followed by a night duty with the altazimuth.
The altazimuth can thus determine the altitude and azimuth of objects, hence the name.
This pillar is the support of Airy's altazimuth, and very nearly marks the place where Flamsteed set up his original sextant.
A most important step taken by Airy was the construction of an altazimuth.