bent-pillar mounting

'bent-pillar mounting' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A form of German mounting for telescopes that features a pillar bent through an angle equal to the observer's latitude. This bent pillar carries the polar axis. It is also referred to as a knee mounting or knee pedestal because of its shape. The design was developed by the German firm of Carl Zeiss for long-focus refractors.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.