HARPS polarimeter: release of commissioning data
The HARPS polarimeter was commissioned in January 2010. The succesfull commissioning has allowed the full characterization of the polarimeter, and permitted to offer the new mode to the astronomical community starting from the ESO period 86. Read the announcement and the HARPS user manual for details.
The HARPS polarimeter was developed by a consortium consisting of Uppsala University (Sweden), Utrecht University (the Netherlands), Rice University and Space Telescope Science Institute (USA), with support from ESO and Geneva Observatory (Switzerland).