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Old May 30th 2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Does "attitude" mean "orientation"?

In optics, when referring to an image's ATTITUDE, does that mean you are referring to its ORIENTATION (=whether it is upright or upside down)?

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Old May 30th 2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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In remote sensing sattelites etc. the angular orientation is important (to ensure that data is picked up from the required area) and this is often reffered to as attitude from what i remember. So concievably it means something similar in optics.

It could be orientation in general, not necessarily up and down.
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