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 onhttp://www.eyesontheskies.org/.
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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
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|Release date:||29 May 2013, 12:35|
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