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Polarimetric mode of TIMM12: technical characteristics and first results
Author(s): Hans-Ulrich Kaeufl; Michael F. Sterzik; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Helena Relke; Bringfried Stecklum
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Paper Abstract

ESO's Thermal Infrared Multimode Instrument, TIMMI2,in regular operation at the 3.6m telescope on La Silla, Chile,since January 2001 is equipped with a linear polarization mode which can be used in conjunction with all scientific observing modes available. A description of the polarimeter, working between 5 and 24mu m in imaging and low-resolution grism spectroscopy is given. Calibration issues and other operational aspects are described. We report first results from the final astronomical commissioning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458861
Show Author Affiliations
Hans-Ulrich Kaeufl, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Michael F. Sterzik, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Ralf Siebenmorgen, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Helena Relke, Univ. Jena (United States)
Bringfried Stecklum, Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4843:
Polarimetry in Astronomy
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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