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Paper: High Resolution Spectropolarimeter, LIPS: its Performance and Observational Results
Volume: 343, Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions
Page: 87
Authors: Matsuda, K.; Ikeda, Y.; Akitaya H.; Kawabata, K.S.; Seki, M.; Okazaki, A.; Hirata, R.
Abstract: We have developed a high dispersion optical spectropolarimeter LIPS which has a spectral resolution R higher than 5000. The new halfwave plate effectively eliminates the harmful ripple pattern. By introducing this new half-wave plate, an accuracy of polarization degree P better than 0.1% is achieved. In this presentation, we show the performance of LIPS estimated from the results of engineering observations made at the UH88 telescope in March and October 2002. We observed several standard stars and estimated the polarimetric accuracy and stability of LIPS. The performance is found to be sufficient for most observations.
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