astrocompass

as·tro·compass

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  • astrocompass — [as′trō kum΄pəs, as′trəkum΄pəs] n. an instrument for determining the direction of an aircraft by sighting upon a celestial body * * * …   Universalium

  • astrocompass — [as′trō kum΄pəs, as′trəkum΄pəs] n. an instrument for determining the direction of an aircraft by sighting upon a celestial body …   English World dictionary

  • Astrocompass — An astrocompass is a navigational tool for determining the direction of north through the positions of various astronomical bodies.There are certain circumstances when magnetic compasses and gyrocompasses are unreliable. The most obvious is in… …   Wikipedia

  • astrocompass — astronominis kompasas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Navigacijos įtaisas orlaivio, laivo, povandeninio laivo tikrajam ir ortodrominiam kursui nustatyti. atitikmenys: angl. astrocompass; celestial compass vok.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • astrocompass — noun A form of compass in which direction is evaluated by sighting stars of known position …   Wiktionary

  • astrocompass — /ˈæstroʊˌkʌmpəs/ (say astroh.kumpuhs) noun a compass for indicating direction relative to the stars …   Australian English dictionary

  • astrocompass — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌ noun ( es) Etymology: astr + compass : a device that by mechanically solving the astronomical triangle reveals the bearing of any recognized celestial body to a navigator and is used especially near the earth s magnetic pole where… …   Useful english dictionary

  • astro compass/astrocompass — A nonmagnetic compass that establishes directions relative to the known true bearing of a heavenly body that emits light and whose direction is known. This reference bearing either is computed or determined indirectly by making various settings… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Compass — This article is about the direction finding instrument used in navigation. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation). A simple dry magnetic pocket compass …   Wikipedia

  • General Dynamics F-111 — infobox Aircraft name= F 111 Aardvark caption= An F 111C of the Royal Australian Air Force with its wings unswept in 2006. type= Fighter bomber national origin = United States manufacturer= General Dynamics designer= first flight= 21 December… …   Wikipedia

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