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A Photon Counting Stokes Vector Polarimeter
Author(s): D. L. Mickey; F. Q. Orrall; R. Zane
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Paper Abstract

A sensitive polarimeter-photometer has been constructed for solar studies by the Institute for Astronomy on Mt. Haleakala. It can be used to study either the corona or the Sun's disk, and operates over a wide range in photon arrival rates. Since significant polarization as small as 10-5 is observed on the Sun's disk, noise and other sources of spurious modulation become of great importance. In this paper we present our measure-ments of the magnitude of these effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1972
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0028, Instrumentation in Astronomy I, (1 September 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953541
Show Author Affiliations
D. L. Mickey, University of Hawaii (United States)
F. Q. Orrall, University of Hawaii (United States)
R. Zane, University of Hawaii (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0028:
Instrumentation in Astronomy I
Lewis Larmore; Robert W. Poindexter, Editor(s)

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