kinetheodolite


Related to kinetheodolite: cinetheodolite

kinetheodolite

(ˌkɪnəθɪˈɒdəˌlaɪt)
n
(Military) a type of theodolite containing a cine camera instead of a telescope and giving continuous film of a moving target together with a record of its altitude and azimuth: used in tracking a missile, satellite, etc
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The RGO Kinetheodolite was moved to the South African Astronomical Observatory, where it was operated most successfully for 12 years, thanks largely to the efforts of Walter Grimwood who accompanied the Kine when it was moved to South Africa after having operated it at RGO, and it provided a wealth of observations on over 40 000 transits and contributed vitally to the accuracy and immeasurability to the reliability of orbit determination.