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altazimuth
  فرازا-سوگان   
farâzâ-sugân

Fr.: altazimutal   

1) A → mounting for → telescopes that permits both → vertical and → horizontal → rotation.
2) A telescope having such a mounting.
See also: → altazimuth coordinate system, → altazimuth instrument, → altazimuth mounting.

Altazimuth, from alt(itude) + → azimuth.

Farâzâ-sugân, from farâzâ, → altitude, + sugân, → azimuth.

altazimuth coordinate system
  راژمان ِ هم‌آراهای ِ فرازا-سوگان   
râžmân-e hamârâhâ-ye farâzâ-sugân

Fr.: coordonnées azimutales   

The coordinate system in which the position of a body on the → celestial sphere is described with respect to an observer's → celestial horizon and → zenith. The coordinates of a point in this system are its → altitude on the → vertical circle, and its → azimuth westward (clockwise) along the celestial horizon from the observer's south. Same as → horizon coordinate system.

altazimuth; → coordinate; → system.

altazimuth instrument
  سازال ِ فرازا-سوگان   
sâzâl-e farâzâ-sugâni

Fr.: instrument altazimutal   

A telescope that moves vertically along the → altitude circle of a celestial body and horizontally along its → azimuth circle.

altazimuth; → instrument.

altazimuth mounting
  برنشاند ِ فرازا-سوگان   
barnešând-e farâzâ-sugân

Fr.: monture altazimutale   

A → telescope mounting which has its two axes of movement aligned with the → horizon and the → zenith.

mounting; → mounting.

altitude-azimuth mounting
  برنشاند ِ فرازا-سوگان   
barnešând-e farâzâ-sugân

Fr.: monture altitude-azimutale   

Same as → altazimuth mounting.

altitude; → azimuth; → mounting.

azimuth
  سوگان، سمت   
sugân, samt

Fr.: azimut   

Angular distance from the north point eastward to the intersection of the horizon with the vertical circle passing through the object. Azimuth is 0° for an object due north, 90° due east, 180° due south, and 270° due west. Altitude and azimuth constitute the the horizontal coordinate system.

From O.Fr. azimut, from Ar. as-sumut "the directions, ways," pl. of as-samt "the direction, way."

Sugân, from su "direction" + -gân direction suffix.

azimuth circle
  پرهون ِ سوگان، دایره‌ی ِ ~   
parhun-e sugân, dâyere-ye ~

Fr.: cercle d'azimut   

One of great circles of the → celestial sphere which passes through the → zenith, → nadir, and the star, cutting the horizon at right angles. Same as → vertical circle.

azimuth; → circle.

azimuthal
  سوگانی   
sugâni

Fr.: azimutal   

Or, or pertaining to an → azimuth.

azimuth + → -al.

azimuthal angle
  زاویه‌ی ِ سوگانی   
zâviye-ye sugâni

Fr.: angle azimutal   

In → spherical coordinates, an angle measured from the x-axis in the xy-plane.

Azimuthal, adj. from azimuth; → angle.

azimuthal magnetic field
  میدان ِ مغناتیسی ِ سوگانی   
meydân-e meqnâtisi-ye sugâni

Fr.: champ magnétiquue azimutal   

In the → solar dynamo model, a magnetic field that points from east to west or vice-versa.

azimuthal; → magnetic; → field.

azimuthal projection
  فراشانش ِ سوگانی   
farâšâneš-e sugâni

Fr.: projection azimutale   

A map projection on which the → azimuths of all points are shown correctly with respect to the center. A plane tangent to one of the Earth's poles is the basis for polar azimuthal projection.

azimuthal; → projection.

azimuthal quantum number
  عدد ِ کو‌آنتومی ِ سوگانی   
adad-e kuântomi-ye sugâni

Fr.: nombre quantique azimutal   

In quantum mechanics, a quantum number that distinguishes the different shapes of the orbitals.

Azimuthal, adj. from → azimuth; → quantum number.

relative azimuth
  سوگان ِ بازانی   
sugân-e bâzâni

Fr.: azimut relatif   

The difference in → azimuth between the → Moon and the → Sun.

relative; → azimuth.