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A New Method of Determining Absolute Azimuth and Latitude and Suggestion for a New Type of Meridian Circle

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 August 2017

Mao Wei
Affiliation:
Yunnan Observatory, Academia Sinica
Li Zhi-Ming
Affiliation:
Yunnan Observatory, Academia Sinica
Fan Yu
Affiliation:
Yunnan Observatory, Academia Sinica
Hu Shiao-Shun
Affiliation:
Yunnan Observatory, Academia Sinica
Du Ming-Huei
Affiliation:
Yunnan Observatory, Academia Sinica
Li Hua
Affiliation:
Purple Mountain Observatory, Academia Sinica 1)

Abstract

This article describes a new method by which azimuth and the instantaneous latitude of a meridian-prime vertical-transit instrument can be determined absolutely in mid-and low- latitude areas, and discusses some experimental observations obtained on a remodeled ZEISS transit instrument. Requirements for the development of a new type of transit circle along the lines of this new method are also presented.

Type
VI. Transit Circles and Astrolabes
Copyright
Copyright © Reidel 1986 

References

Mao, Wei, et. al., 1983, Acta Astronomia Sinica, 24, 169. (English Translation in Chin. Astron. Astrophys. 8, 8).) Google Scholar
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