CanariCam-Polarimetry: A Dual-Beam 10 m Polarimeter for the GTC

C. Packham, J. Hough, C.M. Telesco

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Abstract

The advent of large (¸8m) telescopes, along with the new breed of mid-IR instrumentation, has opened a new window to di®raction-limited polarimetry. CanariCam, nearing completion at the University of Florida for the 10m GranTeCan, o®ers for the ¯rst time in the mid-IR, a dual-beam polarimetry mode. We discuss the design of CanariCam and the expected performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions - ASP Conf Series 343
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages38-42
ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-277-8, 1-58381-210-5
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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