autocollimation


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autocollimation

[¦ȯd·ō‚käl·ə′mā·shən]
(optics)
A procedure for collimating a telescope or other optical instrument with objective and crosshairs, in which the instrument is directed toward a plane mirror and the crosshairs and lens are adjusted so that the crosshairs coincide with their reflected image.
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This level mirror probe can then be used to make all the lasers vertical by autocollimation of the reflected light.
Autocollimation - a feature that automatically selects the correct collimation size for the patient's body part.
The probe's non-contact dual sensors use laser triangulation and autocollimation to accurately gauge the position and angular orientation of the suspension arm's surface.