meridian transit

meridian transit

[mə′rid·ē·ən ‚tran·zət]
(astronomy)
(engineering)
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The low declination decreased the time between meridian transit and moonset, thus resolving the apparent contradiction and demonstrating that Lincoln was honest in his quotations from the almanac.
The most accurate way I've found to locate a daytime star is to calculate its Meridian Transit Time (MTT) by using the following formula:
A WinJUPOS database was established for the 2006/ 2007 apparition for belt latitudes and the positions of features derived either from central meridian transits or from image measurements.
This monumental public instrument demonstrates how the sky works through meridian transits of the Sun, Moon, and stars.
The planetary data table in Celestial Calendar lists positions with respect to the equinox of date, the natural system for computing their risings, settings, and meridian transits and for pointing a telescope.
The Sun and planet positions listed on page 105 are measured with respect to the equinox of date, the natural system for computing their risings, settings, and meridian transits.