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ZIMPOL/CHEOPS is a polarimetric imager being developed for the Very Large Telescope for the direct detection of extra-solar planets.[1] The imager is operated by the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.[1]

CHEOPS is an acronym for CHaracterizing Exo-planets by Opto-infrared Polarimetry and Spectroscopy.[2]

ZIMPOL is an acronym for Zurich IMaging POLarimeter.[3]


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