HIPPI-2: A versatile high-precision polarimeter

  title={HIPPI-2: A versatile high-precision polarimeter},
  author={Jeremy Bailey and Daniel V. Cotton and Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer and Ain De Horta and Darren Maybour},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
Abstract We describe the High-Precision Polarimetric Instrument-2 (HIPPI-2) a highly versatile stellar polarimeter developed at the University of New South Wales. Two copies of HIPPI-2 have been built and used on the 60-cm telescope at Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Penrith Observatory, the 8.1-m Gemini North Telescope at Mauna Kea and extensively on the 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). The precision of polarimetry, measured from repeat observations of bright stars in the SDSS g′band… 

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