RoboPol: A four-channel optical imaging polarimeter

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RoboPol : A four-channel optical imaging polarimeter. / Ramaprakash, A. N.; Rajarshi, C. V.; Das, H. K.; Khodade, P.; Modi, D.; Panopoulou, G.; Maharana, S.; Blinov, D.; Angelakis, E.; Casadio, C.; Fuhrmann, L.; Hovatta, T.; Kiehlmann, S.; King, O. G.; Kylafis, N.; Kougentakis, A.; Kus, A.; Mahabal, A.; Marecki, A.; Myserlis, I.; Paterakis, G.; Paleologou, E.; Liodakis, I.; Papadakis, I.; Papamastorakis, I.; Pavlidou, V.; Pazderski, E.; Pearson, T. J.; Readhead, A. C.S.; Reig, P.; Słowikowska, A.; Tassis, K.; Zensus, J. A.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 485, No. 2, 15.02.2019, p. 2355-2366.

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Ramaprakash, AN, Rajarshi, CV, Das, HK, Khodade, P, Modi, D, Panopoulou, G, Maharana, S, Blinov, D, Angelakis, E, Casadio, C, Fuhrmann, L, Hovatta, T, Kiehlmann, S, King, OG, Kylafis, N, Kougentakis, A, Kus, A, Mahabal, A, Marecki, A, Myserlis, I, Paterakis, G, Paleologou, E, Liodakis, I, Papadakis, I, Papamastorakis, I, Pavlidou, V, Pazderski, E, Pearson, TJ, Readhead, ACS, Reig, P, Słowikowska, A, Tassis, K & Zensus, JA 2019, 'RoboPol: A four-channel optical imaging polarimeter' Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 485, no. 2, pp. 2355-2366. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz557

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Ramaprakash, A. N., Rajarshi, C. V., Das, H. K., Khodade, P., Modi, D., Panopoulou, G., ... Zensus, J. A. (2019). RoboPol: A four-channel optical imaging polarimeter. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(2), 2355-2366. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz557

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Ramaprakash AN, Rajarshi CV, Das HK, Khodade P, Modi D, Panopoulou G et al. RoboPol: A four-channel optical imaging polarimeter. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2019 Feb 15;485(2):2355-2366. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz557

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Ramaprakash, A. N. ; Rajarshi, C. V. ; Das, H. K. ; Khodade, P. ; Modi, D. ; Panopoulou, G. ; Maharana, S. ; Blinov, D. ; Angelakis, E. ; Casadio, C. ; Fuhrmann, L. ; Hovatta, T. ; Kiehlmann, S. ; King, O. G. ; Kylafis, N. ; Kougentakis, A. ; Kus, A. ; Mahabal, A. ; Marecki, A. ; Myserlis, I. ; Paterakis, G. ; Paleologou, E. ; Liodakis, I. ; Papadakis, I. ; Papamastorakis, I. ; Pavlidou, V. ; Pazderski, E. ; Pearson, T. J. ; Readhead, A. C.S. ; Reig, P. ; Słowikowska, A. ; Tassis, K. ; Zensus, J. A. / RoboPol : A four-channel optical imaging polarimeter. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2019 ; Vol. 485, No. 2. pp. 2355-2366.

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AU - Panopoulou, G.

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AU - Paleologou, E.

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AU - Pavlidou, V.

AU - Pazderski, E.

AU - Pearson, T. J.

AU - Readhead, A. C.S.

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AU - Słowikowska, A.

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