equatorial telescope


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equatorial telescope

[‚e·kwə′tȯr·ē·əl ′tel·ə‚skōp]
(engineering)
An astronomical telescope that revolves about an axis parallel to the earth's axis and automatically keeps a star on which it has been fixed in its field of view.
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At the end of the tunnel is the revolving-dome turret equatorial telescope that Hartness built.
When film ruled the world of astrophotography, to be considered premium, an equatorial telescope mount only had to be solid with a smooth-running drive and slow-motion controls, because the long exposures that film required always had to be guided.
The USNO's 26-inch Great Equatorial Telescope, the world's largest refractor for more than a decade, saw first light on November 20,1873.
The south celestial pole and its attendant Polaris Australis are primarily targets for people aligning their equatorial telescope mounts.
1-inch) equatorial telescope weighing some 150 kilograms (330 pounds).
4-inch portrait lens piggybacked on his hand-driven equatorial telescope.
When set up as an equatorial telescope for photography, the LX200's tracking system proved very accurate.
5 Equatorial Telescope in the August 1994 issue, page 49.