Astronomers breathe new life into venerable instrument

A consortium of astronomers has revived the HPOL Spectropolarimeter, an instrument that measures polarized light from distant astronomical objects. HPOL began operating at the University of Wisconsin’s Pine Bluff Observatory in 1989, but was retired in 2004 following equipment failures. The consortium relocated the instrument to the University of Toledo and upgraded several of its components. The new HPOL now operates at Ritter Observatory in Toledo, where it is obtaining higher-quality data than its predecessor. —> Read More Here


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *