14 February 2003 Polarimetric mode of TIMM12: technical characteristics and first results
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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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