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BeePol: A small observatory imaging polarimeter

Bachar Wehbe

In an effort to begin polarimetric research opportunities in astrophysics in Lebanon, I designed an imaging polarimeter, BeePol (Wehbe, 2015) , during my MSc thesis at Notre Dame University(NDU). It is based on the IMPOL polarimeter (Ramaprakash et. al, 1998) with the introduction of a wedged double Wollaston (WeDoWo) prism (as described by Oliva, 1997), allowing for the simultaneous measurement of the I, Q, and U Stokes parameters. In this seminar, I will present the first results of the testing, and commissioning phase of BeePol done during May and June 2017 at NDU's Observatory.

2017 July 11, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Classroom)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia