16 August 2000 High-speed spectro-photo-polarimeter for the Subaru Telescope
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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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Kazuhiro Sekiguchi, Mark S. Cropper, Richard G. Bingham, Phil R. Guttridge, Wilf T. Oliver, Ian D. Hepburn, "High-speed spectro-photo-polarimeter for the Subaru Telescope", Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395499; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395499
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