Definitions for "Altazimuth mount"
a design to hold the OTA and allow the user to guide the scope by using two motions
A mounting in which the axes of rotation are vertical and horizontal, i.e. in altitude and azimuth. An altazimuth mount requires motion of both axes to follow an astronomical object, but is simpler to make than an equatorial mount and can, in some forms, be held together by gravity.
A mounting, e.g. , for a directional antenna, in which slewing takes place in (a) the plane tangent to the surface of the Earth or other frame of reference and (b) elevation about, i.e., above or below, that plane. Synonym x-y mount.