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

  • Mao Wei (a1), Li Zhi-Ming (a1), Fan Yu (a1), Hu Shiao-Shun (a1), Du Ming-Huei (a1) and Li Hua (a2)...

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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.

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

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