solar tower


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solar tower

See solar telescope.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

solar tower

[′sō·lər ‚tau̇·ər]
(astronomy)
A tower which has a coelostat mounted on top to reflect the sun's light vertically downward so that it may be studied with a spectroheliograph or other astronomical instrument at the bottom of the tower.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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