Eyes on the Skies — Equatorial mount
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 on http://www.eyesontheskies.org/.
You can also find the Eyes on the Skies in the ESOshop:
ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
About the Video
|Release date:||29 May 2013, 12:35|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|