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observer's meridian


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n observer's meridian a meridian that passes through the observer's zenith
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In literature:

Saturday January 26th 1805 Observed Meridian Altitude of sun's U. L. with sextant and artificl.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The latitude observed under the mount, from the moon's meridian altitude, was 42 deg.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders
Returning to the party at Portland Bay where I had left my sextant, I then obtained a good observation on the sun's meridian altitude.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
I landed upon it in time to observe the sun's meridian altitude, which gave 12 deg.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2" by Matthew Flinders
The Admiral desired greatly to observe the sun's meridian altitude.
"The Lieutenant and Commander" by Basil Hall
It is the meridian of longitude which passes through the N and S poles and the observer's zenith.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
By an observation with the transit instrument, we find when the sun's centre is on the meridian.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted

In science:

Ole Rømer's only surviving observations with meridian circle in 1706, written in the so called Triduum (three nights), were published by Horrebow (1735). They are discussed by Nielsen (1968) where further references are given.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years