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(Science: astronomy) An instrument consisting of a telescope so mounted as to have two axes of motion at right angles to each other, one of them parallel to the axis of the earth, and each carrying a graduated circle, the one for measuring declination, and the other right ascension, or the hour angle, so that the telescope may be directed, even in the daytime, to any star or other object whose right ascension and declination are known. The motion in right ascension is sometimes communicated by clockwork, so as to keep the object constantly in the field of the telescope. Called also an equatorial telescope.

The term equatorial, or equatorial instrument, is sometimes applied to any astronomical instrument which has its principal axis of rotation parallel to the axis of the earth.

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Re: Mitosis and meiosis!

... Prophase I is different from Prophase in mitosis where there is crossing over occur. In Metaphase I, the homologous chromosomes are aligned at the equatorial line while metaphase in mitosis not. In Anaphase I, the homologous chromosomes are separated while sister chromatids are split at centromere ...

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Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:00 am
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Topic: Mitosis and meiosis!
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... poles of the cell.. 3. Metaphase The spindle fibres attach themselves to the centromeres of the chromosomes and align the the chromosomes at the equatorial plate. 4. Anaphase The spindle fibres shorten and the centromere splits, separated sister chromatids are pulled along behind the centromeres. ...

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Re: Meiosis = extreme confusion. Please help!

... associated sister chromatids. Crossing-over can occur during the latter part of this stage. Metaphase 1: Homologous chromosomes align at the equatorial plate. Anaphase 1: Homologous pairs separate with sister chromatids remaining together. Telophase 1: Two daughter cells are formed with each ...

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Tue May 06, 2008 12:33 pm
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