One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for meridian circle
- ‘He is particularly famous in this area for his brilliant ideas on improving the design of a transit instrument.’
- ‘In astronomy he installed the first transit instrument in the Paris Observatory.’
- ‘His greatest achievement was the 8-inch transit circle that he designed in the years 1840-1848.’
- ‘They perfected not only the old transit instruments, but devised many new ones for various purposes.’
- ‘At the Greenwich Royal Observatory Halley used the first transit instrument and devised a method for determining longitude at sea by means of lunar observations.’
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