ACS Polarization Tools

Toolkit for analyzing HST/ACS WFC and HRC polarization data. For more information about ACS polarization data analysis, see section 5.3 of the ACS Data Handbook:

https://hst-docs.stsci.edu/acsdhb/chapter-5-acs-data-analysis/5-3-polarimetry

Functions

calc_theta(q, u, detector, pav3)

Calculate the position angle of the electric field vector given Stokes Q and U.

calc_fraction(i, q, u[, transmission_correction])

Method for determining the fractional polarization.

calc_stokes(pol0, pol60, pol120[, c0, c60, c120])

Calculate the Stokes parameters for ACS observations.

Classes

PolarizerTables(input_dict)

A class for holding all of the polarization tables (as astropy tables) in attributes.

Polarization(pol0, pol60, pol120, …[, tables])

Class for handling ACS polarization data.