Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S337, P384-385 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317010626 View full text
Eoin G.P. O’Connor, Andrew Shearer, Christian Gouiffes, Philippe Laurent

Abstract: AbstractThe Galway Astronomical Stokes Polarimeter (GASP) is a high time resolution, full-Stokes imaging polarimeter which utilises a Fresnel rhomb prism as a beam-splitter and quarter wave retarder. The ability to perform optical photometry and polarimetry at high frame rates enables more detailed studies of a multitude of compact objects including; optical pulsars, magnetars and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We present a brief discussion of the instruments’ current capabilities and hardware design. GASP is c…

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