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Polarimetry with adaptive optics at ESO Very Large Telescope (Yepun)
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Paper Abstract

We present and discuss the capabilities of the infrared polarimetric modes of the ESO-VLT adaptive optics system NAOS-CONICA. Commissioning results obtained both with wire-grids and Wollaston prisms are shown. In particular, NACO observations of the Calabash reflection nebula are compared with earlier, seeing limited, results obtained at ESO to illustrate the new potential offered by adaptive optics assisted polarimetry on an 8m class telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459344
Show Author Affiliations
Nancy Ageorges, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Rainer Lenzen, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (United States)
Markus Hartung, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (United States)
Wolfgang Brandner, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Eric Gendron, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (United States)
Alan F. M. Moorwood, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Anne-Marie Lagrange, Observatoire de Grenoble (United States)

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

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