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6 July 2018 Optical design of the Liverpool Telescope Multicolour OPTimised Optical Polarimeter (MOPTOP)
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MOPTOP is a new polarimeter design for the Liverpool Telescope, which aims to provide a wide field of view with high temporal resolution and multi-colour capability using a combination of a half wave plate, a polarizing beamsplitter and multiple sCMOS cameras. Here we present the optical design of a single-band prototype. We use a combination of commercial achromat and photographic camera lenses to obtain an image quality (100% encircled energy) of < 1.5 arcsec across a 7x7 arcmin field of view and a wavelength range of 400-800nm.
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Helen Jermak, Iain A. Steele, and Robert J. Smith "Optical design of the Liverpool Telescope Multicolour OPTimised Optical Polarimeter (MOPTOP)", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107024Q (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312132
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