24 September 2012 First results of the polarimeter for the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA)
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An enhanced version of the ”Polarimeter für bolometer Kameras” (PolKa) has been installed on the APEX telescope (Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment) in October 2009, to work in combination with LABOCA (the Large APEX Bolometer Camera). This polarimeter was included in the design of LABOCA’s optics from the beginning and it is now going through a commissioning and science verification phase. The combination of PolKa, LABOCA and APEX provides superior capabilities in mapping the polarization of the continuum at submillimeter wavelengths. We present here some preliminary results of the last commissioning run.
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Giorgio Siringo, Giorgio Siringo, Attila Kovács, Attila Kovács, Ernst Kreysa, Ernst Kreysa, Frederic Schuller, Frederic Schuller, Axel Weiss, Axel Weiss, Rolf Guesten, Rolf Guesten, Talayeh Hezareh, Talayeh Hezareh, Karl M. Menten, Karl M. Menten, Helmut Wiesemeyer, Helmut Wiesemeyer, Michael Dumke, Michael Dumke, Francisco Montenegro, Francisco Montenegro, Rodrigo Parra, Rodrigo Parra, } "First results of the polarimeter for the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA)", Proc. SPIE 8452, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 845206 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925697; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925697
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