|Last Update: 3rd May 2000|
MERLIN, operated by Jodrell Bank Observatory, is the Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network, an array of radio telescopes distributed around Great Britain, with separations of up to 217km. It operates at frequencies ranging from 151 MHz to 24 GHz. At 5GHz, the resolution of MERLIN is better than 50 milliarcseconds, somewhat greater than that of the Hubble Space Telescope.
If you are new to radio astronomy in general and interferometry in particular our Layman's Guide is a good place to find out more about how MERLIN works and the science it can do. For professional astronomers more detailed information about the MERLIN array can be found in the User Guide. A list of MERLIN personnel is also available.