Zenith telescopes


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Zenith sectors
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definition A telescope that is mounted on a vertical axis or moves only a small amount from the vertical. It is primarily used to determine positional measurement of stars moving near the zenith. The advantage is that there is no atmospheric refraction occurring at the zenith. If a star on one night passes through the center of eyepiece, one must observe it six month later, and see if the star has been offset by the center. A shift would mean a measure of parallax.
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