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Planet imaging polarimetry with the solar telescope GREGOR
Author(s): Daniel Gisler; Thomas Berkefeld; Svetlana Berdyugina
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Paper Abstract

Polarimetry of planets and planetary systems provide unique information on physics and chemistry of planetary atmospheres. We have built a new instrument, GREGOR Planet Polarimeter (GPP), which includes fast polarimetric modulation, high-rate readout CCD, and adaptive optics. It operates at the solar telescope GREGOR on Tenerife, Canary Islands, and it benefits from the possibility to calibrate the entire optical train after the secondary mirror. Here we present the instrument design, performance tests, and first scientific data. This research is supported by the ERC Advanced Grant HotMol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99065E (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233461
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Daniel Gisler, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Thomas Berkefeld, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Svetlana Berdyugina, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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