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Estimated errors based on photon shot noise

Figure 5.3 shows the estimated errors in the degree of polarisation due to pure photon shot noise and scintillation (at 3%), for different integration times as a function of magnitude of the observed object.

Figure: Errors due to photon shot and scintillation noise for TurPol at the NOT.

Lars Freyhammer
Wed Oct 27 18:02:24 ACT 1999