The development of the imaging polarimeter’s polarizer on the basis of the polarizing film

1Vidmachenko, AP, 1Ivanov, Yu.S, 1Syniavskyi, II
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2015, 21 ;(4):19–23
Section: Space Instruments
Publication Language: Ukrainian

Development of the “Spectrometer polarimeter” scientific instrument has started, which is planned to be the one of five devices in the Russian-Ukrainian “Planetary Monitoring” space experiment. The devices are designed to form images of celestial objects in the focal plane of a planetary telescope (PT-600) and to register spectral and polarimetric information on gaseous and aerosol components of the planetary atmospheres as well as physical and chemical properties of the surface layers of atmosphereless astronomical bodies. A mockup of a polarizer that is based on the polarizing films has been designed. This model can be used in the spectrometerpolarimeter.The results of the investigation of the polarizer in the spectral range 420—850 nm are given. 

Keywords: astronomical observations., imaging polarimeter, polarizer, polarizing film, spectrometer-polarimeter

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