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altazimuth mount
A way of arranging a telescope mount so that the telescope can move parallel to the horizon (azimuth) and at right angles to the horizon (altitude).

Very easy to mechanize, it is becoming more popular in combination with computer control systems, which can alter the altitude and azimuth angles to follow the path of a star as it rises and sets.

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