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WFPC2 Instrument Science Report 95-01:

WFPC2 Polarization Observations: Strategies, Apertures, and Calibration Plans

by John Biretta and Bill Sparks

Abstract

We outline several strategies for WFPC2 polarization observations, and summarize their various advantages and disadvantages. Apertures and useful fields of view are described for various rotations of the polarizer. Two apertures are found to be problematic: POLQN18 will be relocated elsewhere on WF2, and we recommend against using POLQP15P. Finally, we summarize the Cycle 4 polarization calibration plan.

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