meridian observation

meridian observation

[mə′rid·ē·ən ‚äb·sər′vā·shən]
(astronomy)
Measurement of the altitude of a celestial body on the celestial meridian of the observer, or the altitude so measured.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He also made meridian observations of zodiacal stars.

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