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Azimuth Circle

Azimuth Circle is an instrument used to take bearings of celestial objects.

What is Azimuth Circle?

Azimuth Circle is an instrument used to take bearings of celestial objects.

An azimuth circle consists of 360 degrees. Ninety degrees corresponds to east, 180 degrees is south, 270 degrees is west, and 360 degrees and 0 degrees mark north. The word "bearing" is sometimes used interchangeably with azimuth to mean the direction (the degree reading) from one object to another.

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