14 February 2003 Polarimetric mode of TIMM12: technical characteristics and first results
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Proceedings Volume 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458861
Event: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 2002, Waikoloa, Hawai'i, United States
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.
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Hans-Ulrich Kaeufl, Michael F. Sterzik, Ralf Siebenmorgen, Helena Relke, Bringfried Stecklum, "Polarimetric mode of TIMM12: technical characteristics and first results", Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458861; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458861
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Calibration

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Infrared radiation

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