Definition of Transit instrument
1. Noun. A telescope mounted on an axis running east and west and used to time the transit of a celestial body across the meridian.
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Literary usage of Transit instrument
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1. A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy: Embracing the General by William Chauvenet (1900)
"TUB transit instrument is an instrument for determining the instant of a star's passage through any given vertical plane ; or (which is the same thing) the ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"... to invent the transit instrument about 1690. It consists of a horizontal axis in the direction east and west resting on firmly fixed supports, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This latter idea was, however, not adopted elsewhere, although the transit instrument soon came into universal use (the first one at Greenwich was mounted ..."
4. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1899)
"Note on the Line of Collimation of a Transit-Instrument. ... on the Collimation of a certain transit-instrument having elicited some expression oE interest, ..."
5. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"Some Account of the transit instrument made by Mr. Dollond, and lately put up at the Cambridge Observatory. Communicated April 13, 1825. ..."
6. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1860)
"Now it is obvious—though the fact, so far as we are aware, has not been heretofore noted, or at least tested, by actual trial — that a transit instrument ..."