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Heliostat

Heliostat

A heliostat is a device consisting essentially of an animated mirror of a certain rotational motion and that serves to direct the rays of the Sun in a certain direction, in spite of the movement of the Earth with respect to the Sun.

The heliostat is used in various applications for different reasons:

  • Astronomy. In astronomy this mechanism is used to observe the Sun without having to vary the orientation of the apparatus of observation
  • Geodesy. In the field of geodesy the heliostat is used to transmit luminous signals at long distance
  • Solar energy. In the solar thermal power plants of the heliostat it is used to concentrate the rays of the Sun in a certain point or zone where the solar collectors are.
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