meridian passage

meridian passage

The passage of a star across the meridian (see culmination) or of an inferior planet across the Sun (see transit).

meridian passage

[mə′rid·ē·ən ‚pas·ij]
(astronomy)
The passage of a celestial body across an observer's meridian.

meridian passage

The time at which a heavenly body crosses the observer's celestial meridian.
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It is an extremely fine, rare and unusual astronomic, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with mean time indication, nocturnal sky chart of the Northern Hemisphere, moon phases and moon orbit, time of the meridian passage of Sirius and moon.
Buffington intends to make the meridian measurements with a Ronchi telescope, to telescope with a grating in the eyepiece to ensure very precise determination of the instant of a given star's meridian passage.