altazimuth(redirected from altazimuth mountings)
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1. A mounting for astronomical telescopes that permits pointing adjustments in both altitude and azimuth.
2. A telescope having such a mounting.
(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)
an instrument for determining both the altitude and the azimuth of a heavenly body.