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astrograph

(telescope designed for astrometry and other precise position measurements)

An astrograph is a telescope designed specifically for astrometry and/or recording the precise position of solar system bodies, both of which push measurement accuracy and precision over the celestial sphere. Considerable high-precision astrometry effort is now done using space observatories, but the term astrograph is more commonly used for ground telescopes, indicating specific designs.


(telescope type,astrometry)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrograph

Referenced by pages:
USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC)
USNO Twin Astrograph

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