Carlsberg Meridian Telescope

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Location
28°45'35"N
017°52'56"W
Country
 Spain
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The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope (formerly the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle) is a decommissioned meridian circle telescope located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the Canary Islands. It was dedicated to high-precision optical astrometry and operated from May 1984 to September 2013.The CMT's 20 years of photometric data was studied to understand atmosphere extinction. Up to 2003, 11 catalogs were published and it had been given various upgrades since its installation in 1984.The telescope is owned by the Danish Copenhagen University Observatory and was jointly operated under an international agreement with the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge and the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada.
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