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RINGO: a novel ring polarimeter for rapid GRB followup - art. no. 62695M

Steele, IA and Bates, SD and Carter, D and Clarke, D and Gomboc, A and Guidorzi, C and Melandri, A and Monfardini, A and Mottram, CJ and Mundell, CG and Scott, AB and Smith, RJ and Swindlehurst, J (2006) RINGO: a novel ring polarimeter for rapid GRB followup - art. no. 62695M. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, Pts 1- 3 , 6269. (Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 25th-29th May 2006, Orlando, FL).

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Abstract

We describe the design and construction of a novel optical ring-polarimeter (RINGO) for the Liverpool Telescope. The instrument is designed for rapid (< 5 minutes) followup observations of Gamma Ray Bursts in order to measure the early time polarization and its evolution for the first time. Sensitivity calculations and data reduction procedures are described, and the results of on-sky commissioning presented. The instrument is now on the telescope and in routine use during GRB followup. © (2006) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology; Physical Sciences; Technology; Astronomy & Astrophysics; Instruments & Instrumentation; Optics; Spectroscopy; robotic telescopes; gamma ray bursts; polarimeters; astronomical instrumentation; GAMMA-RAY BURST; 28 FEBRUARY 1997; LIVERPOOL-TELESCOPE; MAGNETIC-FIELD; JET STRUCTURE; POLARIZATION; AFTERGLOW; EMISSION
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
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Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 11:13
DOI or Identification number: 10.1117/12.670756
Editors: Mclean, IS and Iye, M
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3442

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