altazimuth mounting


noun

a mounting with two axes, to allow movement in both horizontal and vertical planes, used with telescopes, antennas, and precise surveying instruments.

Nearby words

  1. altarpiece,
  2. altay,
  3. altazimuth,
  4. altazimuth coordinate system,
  5. altazimuth mount,
  6. altdorf,
  7. altdorfer,
  8. altdorfer, albrecht,
  9. alte pinakothek,
  10. alter

Origin of altazimuth mounting

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for altazimuth mounting

altazimuth mounting

noun

a telescope mounting that allows motion of the telescope about a vertical axis (in azimuth) and a horizontal axis (in altitude)
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