Parallactic Tripod

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Parallactic Tripod

 

a simplified equatorial telescope mounting usually without measuring circles or a clock mechanism but with micrometer screws for smooth rotation; it is used in small amateur or school telescopes.

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