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siderostat


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A flat mirror, equatorially mounted and driven, which directs the light from a celestial object into a fixed telescope. The telescope should be aligned parallel to the Earth's axis and pointing at the mirror, unless a second mirror is used. With a siderostat, the field of view rotates around the object under study.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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