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High-speed spectro-photo-polarimeter for the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Kazuhiro Sekiguchi; Mark S. Cropper; Richard G. Bingham; Phil R. Guttridge; Wilf T. Oliver; Ian D. Hepburn
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Paper Abstract

A conceptual design study of a high-speed spectro-photo- polarimeter for the Subaru Telescope is presented. Use of Superconducting Tunneling Junction detectors was compared with the use of Hybrid Photodiode or Photomos arrays with dispersive optics. Expected performances using at the Subaru Telescope were evaluated. This instrument will be extremely useful for a large variety of astronomical studies, especially for the field of mass accretion onto compact objects: white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, and low amplitude photospheric pulsation studies of stars.

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Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395499
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuhiro Sekiguchi, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Mark S. Cropper, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Richard G. Bingham, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Phil R. Guttridge, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Wilf T. Oliver, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Ian D. Hepburn, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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