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transit circle Line breaks: tran|sit cir¦cle
(also transit instrument)

Definition of transit circle in English:


Another term for meridian circle.
Example sentences
  • At the Greenwich Royal Observatory Halley used the first transit instrument and devised a method for determining longitude at sea by means of lunar observations.
  • In astronomy he installed the first transit instrument in the Paris Observatory.
  • He is particularly famous in this area for his brilliant ideas on improving the design of a transit instrument.
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