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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Again, however, specifics of place have prevailed as the cruciform arrangement has been usefully colonised by exhibition designers Thomas Matthews and linked by A & M's dramatic helical stair, situated at the crossing point where the Thompson Equatorial telescope originally stood.
The Dungeness Lighthouse in Kent - the first 20th century lighthouse in the country - and the Equatorial Telescope in Herstmonceux,East Sussex, which was built to take over the work of the Greenwich Observatory have also both been given Grade II status.
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