Equipment is described which was designed to measure the polarization in magnitude and direction and the absolute intensity of the coronal light from the sun during a total eclipse. The equipment scans a complete television raster comprising approximately 1000 raster points and measures the polarization at each of these positions once every 30 seconds. This complete experiment is carried out simultaneously at effective wave lengths of 4750 and 8300 A. In addition, background light-meters made a measurement of the intensity and average polarization of the light in an annular ring between S and 13 solar radii once every second. The equipment described was successfully operated during the total eclipse of the sun on October 2, 1959, at two sites in the Sahara Desert in French West Africa.