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MMT-Pol: an adaptive optics optimized 1-5µm polarimeter
Author(s): C. Packham; T. J. Jones
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Paper Abstract

MMT-POL is an adaptive optics optimized, 1-5μm imaging polarimeter for use at the 6.5m MMT. By taking full advantage of the adaptive optics secondary mirror of the MMT, this polarimeter will offer for the first time on 8m class telescopes, diffraction limited polarimetry with very low instrumental polarization. This instrument will permit observations as diverse as protoplanetary discs, comets, red giant winds, galaxies and AGN. We discuss both the novel instrument design and key science drivers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70145F (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789796
Show Author Affiliations
C. Packham, Univ. of Florida (United States)
T. J. Jones, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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