Definition of equatorial mount in English:

equatorial mount

Syllabification: e·qua·to·ri·al mount
(also equatorial mounting)

noun

Astronomy
  • A telescope mounting with one axis aligned to the celestial pole, which allows the movement of celestial objects to be followed by motion about this axis alone. Compare with altazimuth ( sense 1).
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    • Today we would use a telescope in an accurately-calibrated equatorial mounting to find the planet's altitude and azimuth (compass-bearing) and then, given the correct sidereal time, its latitude and longitude could be calculated.
    • Monty mounted the reflector telescope with an equatorial mount on a concrete pedestal, to give it a solid foundation.
    • The telescope, with its complex and finely-crafted equatorial mounting, became one of the must-see features of Burton Constable Hall for visitors during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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