measuring machine

measuring machine

[′mezh·ə·riŋ mə‚shēn]
(engineering)
A device in which an astronomical photographic plate is viewed through a fixed low-power microscope with cross-hairs and which is mounted on a carriage that is moved by micrometer screws equipped with scales, in order to measure the relative positions of images on the plate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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