Opportunities for Imaging and Spectro-Polarimetry at UKIRT

C.J. Davis, A. Chrysostomou, J. Hough

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Abstract

Near-IR imaging and spectro-polarimetry are offered with the facility instruments UIST and UFTI. Both linear and circular polarimetry are possible, the former from 1-5¹m, the latter from 1-2.5¹m. The IRPOL polarimetry module utilises Wollaston prisms (installed cold inside each instrument) and achromatic (JHK) or compound zero-order (LM) wave plates. Pipeline data reduction software is also available for all observing modes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions - ASP Conference Series 343
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages79-80
ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-277-8, 1-58381-210-5
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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