A → polarimeter using the → spectrographic capabilities of the → High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) to measure the → Zeeman effect indicating the presence of a → magnetic field at the surface some stars. This combined instrument is installed at the ESO 3.6-m telescope at → La Silla Observatory (Chile) and covers the 3800-6900 Å wavelength region with an average → spectral resolution of 110,000 (Piskunov, et al., 2011, ESO Messenger 143, 7). HARPSpol is mainly used in research on → magnetic fields in stars. See also → magnetic star, → magnetic massive star, → magneto-asteroseismology
→ HARPS + -pol, from → polarimeter.