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Meaning of "zenith telescope" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ZENITH TELESCOPE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZENITH TELESCOPE

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WHAT DOES ZENITH TELESCOPE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

zenith telescope

Zenith telescope

A zenith telescope is a type of telescope that is designed to point straight up at or near the zenith. They are used for precision measurement of star positions, to simplify telescope construction, or both. A classic zenith telescope, also known as a zenith sector employs a strong altazimuth mount, fitted with levelling screws. Extremely sensitive levels are attached to the telescope mount to make angle measurements and the telescope has an eyepiece fitted with a micrometer. They are used for the measurement of small differences of zenith distance, and used in the determination of astronomic latitude. Other types of zenith telescopes include the Monument to the Great Fire of London that included a central shaft meant for use as a zenith telescope. High-precision zenith telescopes were also used until about early 1980s to track Earth's north pole position e.g. Earth's rotation axis position. Since then radio astronomical quasar measurements have also measured Earth's rotation axis several orders of magnitude more accurately than optical tracking.

Definition of zenith telescope in the English dictionary

The definition of zenith telescope in the dictionary is an instrument used to determine the latitude of stars, similar to the meridian circle but fitted with an extremely sensitive level and a declination micrometer.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE ZENITH TELESCOPE

bioscope
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gyroscope
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Synonyms and antonyms of zenith telescope in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «zenith telescope» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZENITH TELESCOPE

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Translator English - Chinese

天顶望远镜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

telescopio cenit
570 millions of speakers

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zenith telescope
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चरम दूरबीन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ذروة تلسكوب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зенит телескоп
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

telescópio zenital
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পঁচিশ টেলিস্কোপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zénith télescope
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teleskop zenith
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zenit -Teleskop
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

天頂望遠鏡
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

천정 망원경
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Teleskop zenith
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

đỉnh kính viễn vọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜெனித் தொலைநோக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कळस टेलिस्कोप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Zenith teleskop
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zenith telescope
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

teleskop zenit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зеніт телескоп
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

telescop zenit
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ζενίθ τηλεσκόπιο
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

hoogtepunt teleskoop
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

zenit teleskop
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

zenith teleskop
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zenith telescope

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZENITH TELESCOPE»

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The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future
In 2003, the Large Zenith Telescope (LZT) was commissioned at a mountainous site an hour's drive east of Vancouver, Canada. Built as a collaborative effort by Canadian, French and American universities, the main mirror is an impressive 6 ...
Geoff Andersen, 2007
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Popular Science
In order to make a determination of the latitude by this method it is necessary to measure, by means of an eye-pieec micrometer attached to the zenith-telescope, the difference of zenith distance of two stars of known declination which ...
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Glossary of Mapping Science
One type is called a photographic zenith telescope. The focal length is typically several meters. zenith distance - SEE zenith angle. zenith distance, double - SEE angle, double-zenith. zenith sector - (1 ) An astronomical instrument for ...
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994
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Transactions of the International Astronomical Union
Kitab, U.S.S.R. During the period from 6 January 1955 to 6 July 1957 a total of 4160 observations were made with the old zenith telescope. In 1957 several new zenith telescopes of an original design (ZTL-180) were manufactured in ...
International Astronomical Union (London), 1936
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The History of the Telescope
Whilst on the subject of high-precision instruments at the Royal Observatory, we are reminded of the Cookson floating photographic zenith telescope.“ In 1885, S. C. Chandler of Boston, Massachusetts, found an apparent periodical variation in ...
Henry C. King, 1955
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
its application to astronomical observations, with a circle, and with a zenith telescope. By Captain Henry Kater, V.P.R.S. The construction of the instrument is a material improvement on that of the horizontal floating collimator, of which an ...
‎1828
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The New Monthly Magazine
its application to astronomical observations, with a circle, and with a zenith telescope. By Captain Henry Kater, V.P.R.S. The construction of the instrument is a material improvement on that of the horizontal floating collimator, of which an ...
‎1828
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New Monthly Magazine
259 its application to astronomical observations, with a circle, and with a zenith telescope. By Captain Henry Kater, V.I'. U.S. The construction of the instrument is a material improvement on that of the horizontal floating collimator, of which an ...
Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, 1828
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Physics of the Earth
Zenith telescope. — The zenith telescope is the instrument principally used in determining the astronomical latitude of a geodetic station. The method ordinarily used, known as the Horrebow-Talcott method, depends upon the micrometric ...
‎1931
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The province of the law of tort: Tagore law lects., 1930
Kitab Observations for the variation of latitude were carried on regularly at Kitab, using the zenith telescope of 110 mm. aperture and 1290 mm. focal length. The regular international programme has been carried on, amounting to about 1300 ...
Sir Percy Henry Winfield, 1968

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZENITH TELESCOPE»

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Public views returned telescope at Ukiah's Observatory Park
An hour into its reintroduction to the public, the historic Zenith telescope had been observed and admired by at least 40 people at Ukiah's Observatory Park ... «Ukiah Daily Journal, Feb 15»
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Miniature digital zenith telescope for astronomy and geoscience
As a kind of ground-based optical astrometric instrument, zenith telescope observes stars near zenith, which substantially reduces the influence of normal ... «EurekAlert, Jun 14»
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Last night's radio: Seven Ages of Science
The Monument was to be a place for experiments with pendulums and a tube for a giant zenith telescope. While it wasn't successful, Hooke spent a lifetime ... «The Guardian, Aug 13»
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Liquid Mirror Telescope Technology Finally Going Mainstream
The largest, the 6-meter Large Zenith Telescope (LZT) operated by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, stands on a hilltop in a research forest some ... «Forbes, Dec 12»
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Liquid Mirror Telescopes on the Moon
The biggest liquid-mirror telescope on Earth, the Large Zenith Telescope operated by the University of British Columbia in Canada, is 6 meters across—a ... «Space Fellowship, Oct 08»
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Liquid mirror shows promise for adaptive optics
The Large Zenith Telescope in Canada, for example, has a 6 m-diameter mirror that is a rotating dish filled with mercury. As the mercury spins around, its profile ... «physicsworld.com, Jul 08»
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Deposition of metal films on an ionic liquid as a basis for a lunar …
The main disadvantage of an LLMT comes from the fact that the field of regard of a zenith telescope is small, limiting the observations it can make. Fortunately ... «Nature.com, Jun 07»
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A Plan to Build a Giant Liquid Telescope on the Moon
LMT's have been built on Earth -- the Large Zenith Telescope in British Columbia is the third largest telescope in North America -- but the moon's low gravity and ... «Wired News, May 07»

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