We present first results of the modernization of the meridian axial circle (MAC) in Kyiv which was accomplished by means of a new CCD micrometer installation. The micrometer was designed by the Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences, the Kyiv University Observatory, and in collaboration with the Mykolaiv Observatory. The MAC (Scoryk et al., 1989) is a meridian refractor (D=180 mm, F=2.3 m) located 10 km from the centre of Kyiv (Ukraine). Now the instrument is used for observations of star fields in the direction of ICRF objects and for the equatorial zone astrometric survey.
Journées 2002 - systèmes de référence spatio-temporels. Astrometry from ground and from space
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- Meridian Circles