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horseshoe mounting


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An equatorial mounting in which the top end of a fork mounting is supported by a large circular bearing resembling a horseshoe. The design has great stability and has been used for large telescopes, such as the 200-inch (5-m) Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory.

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