altazimuth

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alt·az·i·muth

 (ăl-tăz′ə-məth)
n.
1. A mounting for astronomical telescopes that permits pointing adjustments in both altitude and azimuth.
2. A telescope having such a mounting.

altazimuth

(ælˈtæzɪməθ)
n
(Astronomy) an instrument for measuring the altitude and azimuth of a celestial body by the horizontal and vertical rotation of a telescope
[C19: from alt(itude) + azimuth]

alt•az•i•muth

(ælˈtæz ə məθ)

n.
an instrument for determining both the altitude and the azimuth of a heavenly body.
[1855–60; alt (itude) + azimuth]
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Noun1.altazimuth - an instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies; used in navigation
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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The instruments provided for the journey consisted of two barometers, two thermometers, two compasses, a sextant, two chronometers, an artificial horizon, and an altazimuth, to throw out the height of distant and inaccessible objects.