Eyes on the Skies - Equatorial mount

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This 3D animation shows how an equatorial mount works. In order for the telescope to track the movement of a star in the sky, it only needs to be rotated on one axis, represented with the red line. Compare it with the alt-azimuth mount.

This animation is part of the movie Eyes on the Skies. Read more about it onhttp://www.eyesontheskies.org/.

NOTE: The full "Eyes on the Skies" chapter may be shown and used in its entirety under our usual usage conditions. However since parts of this material is third-party, clips may not be used individually without prior approval.

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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Release date:29 May 2013, 12:35
Duration:20s

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