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Hatfield near-infrared polarimeter

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-205
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume185
Issue1
Publication statusPublished - 1978

Abstract

The design of the Hatfield Polytechnic Observatory's near-infrared (IJHKLM) polarimeter is described and its performance iliustrated by some representative observations on bright standard stars. Preliminary measurements show an instrumental polarization (in units of l0- f) of 5 1 3 (K), 6 15 (H), 8 14(J) and 3 14(I), comparable with the instrumental polarization of the telescope used. The problems which were encountered in achieving this level of instrumental polarization without sacrificing either overall system transmission or modulation efficiency are discussed.

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Original article can be found via: http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/ Copyright Royal Astronomical Society [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]

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