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Hertz: an imaging polarimeter
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Paper Abstract

The University of Chicago polarimeter, Hertz, is designed for observations at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in the 350 micrometer atmospheric window. Initial observations with this instrument, the first array polarimeter for submillimeter observations, have produced over 700 measurements at 3(sigma) or better. This paper summarizes the characteristics of the instrument, presents examples of its performance including polarization maps of molecular clouds and regions near the Galactic center, and outlines the opportunities for improvements with emphasis on requirements for mapping widely extended sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3357, Advanced Technology MMW, Radio, and Terahertz Telescopes, (31 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317364
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Roger H. Hildebrand, Univ. of Chicago and Enrico Fermi Institute/Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Jessie L. Dotson, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Charles Darren Dowell, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Giles Novak, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
David A. Schleuning, Enrico Fermi Institute/Univ. of Chicago (United States)
J. Vaillancourt, Enrico Fermi Institute/Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3357:
Advanced Technology MMW, Radio, and Terahertz Telescopes
Thomas G. Phillips, Editor(s)

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