equatorial mounting


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equatorial mounting

n
(General Physics) an astronomical telescope mounting that allows motion of the telescope about two mutually perpendicular axes, one of which is parallel to the earth's axis
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off the ground." The benefits of the lattice-work optical tube were listed as "great stiffness and freedom from tremor, combined with lightness and freedom from currents of air ..." The scope was also praised for its "improved" equatorial mounting and "efficient photographic apparatus.
The 400mm and 600mm lenses are too heavy and cumbersome to mount alongside a standard small to medium refractor, unless, of course, one has a really substantial observatory-housed equatorial mounting. However, by fitting a dovetail bar the lenses may attach directly to an EQ6 mount or similar.
In his search for a portable equatorial mounting capable of handling the load presented by a large instrument, he was inspired by Willie Koorts' website to explore designs of this type.