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27 June 2006 RINGO: a novel ring polarimeter for rapid GRB followup
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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.
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I. A. Steele, S. D. Bates, D. Carter, D. Clarke, A. Gomboc, C. Guidorzi, A. Melandri, A. Monfardini, C. J. Mottram, C. G. Mundell, A. B. Scott, R. J. Smith, and J. Swindlehurst "RINGO: a novel ring polarimeter for rapid GRB followup", Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62695M (27 June 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670756
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