"photochronograph" meaning in All languages combined

Noun [English]

Forms: photochronographs [plural]
  1. An instrument for recording very short intervals of time. The record is made by the power of a magnetic field, due to an electric signaling current, to turn the plane of polarization of light. A flash, coinciding in time and duration with the signal, is thus produced and is photographed on a moving plate. Topics: natural-sciences, physical-sciences, physics Categories: Physics
  2. An instrument for the photographic recording of star transits. Topics: astronomy, natural-sciences Categories: Astronomy

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