coelostat
coelostat coe"lo*stat n. an optical instrument used to follow the path of a celestial body and reflect its light into a telescope; it has a movable and a fixed mirror. [WordNet 1.5] ||

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  • Coelostat —   [tsø...], Astronomie: Zölostat …   Universal-Lexikon

  • coelostat — [sē′lə stat΄] n. [< L caelum, sky, heavens + STAT] an optical system, used with a fixed telescope, consisting of two mirrors with a moving mirror mounted on an axis parallel to the earth s axis of rotation and driven by clockwork so as to… …   English World dictionary

  • Coelostat — Der Coelostat ist ein Hilfsinstrument in der praktischen Astronomie. Mittels der zwei beweglichen Spiegel des Coelostaten wird das Licht der Sonne so umgelenkt, dass es immer in ein ortsfest aufgestelltes Beobachtungsgerät fällt. Da man bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coelostat — /see leuh stat /, n. Astron. an apparatus consisting of a mirror driven by clockwork, used to enable a fixed telescope to keep the same area of sky in its field of view by compensating for the apparent rotation of the celestial sphere. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • coelostat — noun A device that rotates a telescope so as to keep its orientation constant with relation to the …   Wiktionary

  • coelostat — coe·lo·stat …   English syllables

  • coelostat — n. Astron. an instrument with a rotating mirror that continuously reflects the light from the same area of sky allowing the path of a celestial body to be monitored. Etymology: L caelum sky + STAT …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zölostat — Der Coelostat ist ein Hilfsinstrument in der praktischen Astronomie. Mittels der zwei beweglichen Spiegel des Coelostaten wird das Licht der Sonne so umgelenkt, dass es immer in ein ortsfest aufgestelltes Beobachtungsgerät fällt. Da man bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bernhard Schmidt — Bernhard Woldemar Schmidt (March 30, 1879 ndash; December 1, 1935) was an Estonian Swede optician who spent his adult life in Germany. In 1930 he invented the Schmidt telescope which corrected for the optical errors of spherical aberration, coma …   Wikipedia

  • Kodaikanal Solar Observatory — Kodaikanal Solar ObservatoryOrganizationIndian Institute of AstrophysicsLocationKodaikanal, IndiaCoordinatescoord|10|13|50|N|77|28|7|E|Altitude 2,343 meters (7,687 ft) Webpage [http://www.iiap.res.in/centres kodai.htm Kodaikanal Observatory]… …   Wikipedia

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