zenith telescope


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zenith telescope

n
(Astronomy) 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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At 6 meters in diameter, the Large Zenith Telescope (LZT) ranks among the world's largest scopes.
Only two are currently on our list, the 6-m Large Zenith Telescope and the 3-m Liquid Mirror Telescope, but this approach seems to promise more sheer aperture for the money than any other telescope ever imagined (a future article on liquid mirrors is planned).