Carlsberg Meridian Telescope

The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope (formerly the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle) is located at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the Canary Islands. It is a meridian circle that is dedicated to carrying out high-precision optical astrometry.

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