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elevation range

(measure of how high and low a telescope can be pointed)

The elevation range of a telescope is a measure, typically in degrees of how high and low the telescope can be pointed, e.g., 5-90 degrees, 90 being vertical. It can affect how much of the sky can be viewed, and also when it can be viewed. The term can be applied to non-optical telescopes such as radio telescopes. The "door" (shutters) of an observatory (through which the telescope is pointed) may impose limits on the elevation range.


Referenced by:
CCAT-prime (CCAT-p)