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Paper: Standard Stars for Linear Polarization Observed with FORS1
Volume: 364, The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric, and Polarimetric Standardization
Page: 503
Authors: Fossati, L.; Bagnulo, S.; Mason, E.; Landi Degl'Innocenti, E.
Abstract: We present the analysis of the observations of standard stars for linear polarization obtained from 1999 to 2005 within the context of the calibration plan of the FORS1 instrument of the ESO VLT. We have considered observations carried out both in imaging polarimetric and in spectropolarimetric mode. Broadband polarization was obtained in the Bessel BV RI filters; spectropolarimetry was obtained with various grisms covering different optical ranges and with a typical resolution of a few hundreds. Spectropolarimetric data have been convolved with the transmission functions of the Bessel filters, which enabled us to calculate polarization values equivalent to broadband polarization measurements in imaging mode. Finally, for each star, instrument mode, and for each Bessel filter band, we have calculated an average polarization value obtained after filtering all available data with a -clipping algorithm.
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