Definition of photopolarimeter in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfōdōˌpōləˈrimədər/ /ˌfoʊdoʊˌpoʊləˈrɪmədər/

See synonyms for photopolarimeter


  • A telescopic apparatus for photographing stars, galaxies, etc., and measuring the polarization of light from them.

    ‘I also worked with the Voyager photopolarimeter team that observed stellar occultations of Saturn's rings.’
    • ‘The Galileo mission launched in 1989 included a photopolarimeter-radiometer to determine thermal radiation on Jupiter and its moons.’