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equatorial mounting

  

      n   an astronomical telescope mounting that allows motion of the telescope about two mutually perpendicular axes, one of which is parallel to the earth's axis  
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equatorial  
      adj  
1    of, like, or existing at or near the equator  
2      (Astronautics)   lying in the plane of the equator  
an equatorial orbit     
3      (Astronomy)   of or referring to the celestial equator  
equatorial coordinates     
      n  
4    an equatorial mounting  
  equatorially      adv  


Equatorial Guinea  
      n   a republic of W Africa, consisting of Río Muni on the mainland and the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea, with four smaller islands: ceded by Portugal to Spain in 1778; gained independence in 1968. Official languages: Spanish and French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Malabo. Pop.: 454000 (1998 est). Area: 28049 sq. km (10830 sq. miles),   (Former name (until 1964))    Spanish Guinea  
equatorial mounting  
      n   an astronomical telescope mounting that allows motion of the telescope about two mutually perpendicular axes, one of which is parallel to the earth's axis  
French Equatorial Africa  
      n   the former French overseas territories of Chad, Gabon, Middle Congo, and Ubangi-Shari (1910--58)  

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