altazimuth

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an instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies

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Suitable mounts come in two basic varieties--equatorial and altazimuth.
A motorized telescope on a computerized altazimuth mount can track celestial objects as accurately as one on an equatorial mount.
A telescope on an altazimuth mount simply moves up-down (altitude) and left-right (azimuth).
But altazimuths do not readily lend themselves to motorized operation, and you have to move the telescope in two directions simultaneously to track celestial targets.
An altazimuth (altitude-azimuth) mount, by contrast, permits up-down (altitude) and right-left (azimuth) motions.