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Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC), La Palma: publications, 1984 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 189

Scope and Contents

This series comprises publications of meteorological data and of catalogues of observations of the stars and planets obtained with the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC). The publications were produced by the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada en San Fernando, Copenhagen University Observatory and Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, and latterly, solely by ROA.


  • Creation: 1984 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope (CMT, formerly the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle) is located at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the Canary Islands. It is a meridian circle which was dedicated to carrying out high-precision optical astrometry. Initially it was operated jointly by the Copenhagen University Observatory (CUO), the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (IoA) and the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada en San Fernando (ROA). Latterly, it was run solely by the ROA. Although not one of the Isaac Newton Group of telescopes, it was nevertheless part of the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma. It began operation in May 1984 and was decommissioned in 2013; its last night of observing was on 1 September of that year.


4 archive box(es) (4 boxes) : Paper & disc

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated mainly by the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle, La Palma, Management Committee.


Catalogued by Dr Emma Saunders in October 2016.

Finding aid date

2016-07-06 14:17:23+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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