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ID: 421753.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
SPHERE: a planet finder instrument for the VLT
Authors:Beuzit, Jean-Luc; Feldt, Markus; Dohlen, Kjetil; Mouillet, David; Puget, Pascal; Wildi, Francois; Abe, Lyu; Antichi, Jacopo; Baruffolo, Andrea; Baudoz, Pierre; Boccaletti, Anthony; Carbillet, Marcel; Charton, Julien; Claudi, Riccardo; Downing, Mark; Fabron, Christophe; Feautrier, Philippe; Fedrigo, Enrico; Fusco, Thierry; Gach, Jean-Luc; Gratton, Raffaele; Henning, Thomas; Hubin, Norbert; Joos, Franco; Kasper, Markus; Langlois, Maud; Lenzen, Rainer; Moutou, Claire; Pavlov, Alexey; Petit, Cyril; Pragt, Johan; Rabou, Patrick; Rigal, Florence; Roelfsema, Ronald; Rousset, Gérard; Saisse, Michel; Schmid, Hans-Martin; Stadler, Eric; Thalmann, Christian; Turatto, Massimo; Udry, Stéphane; Vakili, Farrokh; Waters, Rens
Place of Publication:Bellingham, Wash.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2008
Title of Proceedings:Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Start Page:701418-701418
End Page:12
Title of Series:SPIE
Volume (in Series):7014
Name of Conference/Meeting:Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Direct detection and spectral characterization of extra-solar planets is one of the most exciting but also one of the most challenging areas in modern astronomy. The challenge consists in the very large contrast between the host star and the planet, larger than 12.5 magnitudes at very small angular separations, typically inside the seeing halo. The whole design of a "Planet Finder" instrument is therefore optimized towards reaching the highest contrast in a limited field of view and at short distances from the central star. Both evolved and young planetary systems can be detected, respectively through their reflected light and through the intrinsic planet emission. We present the science objectives, conceptual design and expected performance of the SPHERE instrument.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2008, August 1, 2008
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008SPIE.7014E..41B [ID No:1]
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