Definition of Coelostat

1. Noun. Optical device used to follow the path of a celestial body and reflect its light into a telescope; has a movable and a fixed mirror.

Generic synonyms: Optical Device



Definition of Coelostat

1. Noun. (astronomy) A device that rotates a telescope so as to keep its orientation constant with relation to the (stars). ¹

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Definition of Coelostat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coelostat

coelodonts
coelogyne
coelom
coelomata
coelomate
coelomates
coelome
coelomes
coelomic
coelomic metaplasia
coelomocyte
coelomocytes
coeloms
coelophysis
coelostat (current term)
coelostats
coelurosaur
coelurosaurian
coelurosaurians
coelurosaurs
coelute
coeluted
coelutes
coeluting
coelution
coembodied
coembodies
coembody
coembodying

Literary usage of Coelostat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1907)
"The light, supplied by a part of the coelostat mirror, passed through three ... The coelostat may be seen, in the photograph. ider the camera-box section of ..."

2. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1908)
"On account of the pressure of work in our instrument shop, the coelostat and ... As remarked above, the coelostat and second mirrors were also made in our ..."

3. Experimental Science: Elementary, Practical and Experimental Physics by George Milton Hopkins (1902)
"The change to the coelostat made the use of an additional plane silvered surface ... 190) C shows the position of the coelostat, F the position of the ..."

4. The Study of Stellar Evolution: An Account of Some Recent Methods of by George Ellery Hale (1908)
"Plate LX shows the pier 0n which the coelostat is mounted, ... Since the parallel rays from the coelostat to the concave mirror pass through a closed house, ..."

5. Year books by Plainfield High School (Plainfield, N.J.) (1903)
"In order to avoid the shifting of the beam with varying declination of the Sun, each beam may encounter near the coelostat a second mirror itself capable of ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"EG Rowden—Exposed at the object-glasses of both the photo- heliograph and the RR lens for Mr. Claxton and Mr. Pope. With the 12-inch coelostat and its ..."

7. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1905)
"The coelostat stands on a carriage, which 1 The case of the 4O-inch telescope tube is doubtless hardly comparable with that of the Snow telescope house. ..."

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