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High-precision polarimetry at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory with the new polarimeter POMM
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Paper Abstract

A new polarimeter has been built for the “Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic” (POMM) and is now in commissioning phase. It will allow polarization measurements with a precision of 10-6, an improvement by a factor of 100 over the previous observatory polarimeter. The characteristics of the instrument that allow this goal are briefly discussed and the planned science observations are presented. They include exoplanets near their host star (hot Jupiters), transiting exoplanets, stars with debris disks, young stars with proto-planetary disks, brown dwarfs, massive Wolf-Rayet stars and comets. The details of the optical and mechanical designs are presented in two other papers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471S (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056789
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Bastien, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Olivier Hernandez, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Loïc Albert, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Étienne Artigau, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
René Doyon, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Laurent Drissen, Univ. Laval (Canada)
David Lafrenière, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Antony F. J. Moffat, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Nicole St-Louis, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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