German mounting

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A type of equatorial mounting consisting of two axes forming a T-shape, the upright being the polar axis and the bar the declination axis. The telescope is attached to one end of the declination axis, with a counterweight at the other. It is a popular design for mounting small telescopes. It was invented by J. von Fraunhofer.

German mounting

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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