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ID: 447995.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Characterization of exoplanets and protoplanetary disks with the proposed E-ELT Instrument METIS
Authors:Hippler, Stefan; Brandner, Wolfgang; Henning, Thomas; Brandl, Bernhard R.; Blommaert, Joris; Glasse, Alistair; Jolissaint, Laurent; Käufl, Hans Ulrich; Kendrew, Sarah; Lenzen, Rainer; Molster, Frank; Pantin, Eric; Siebenmorgen, Ralf; Stuick, Remko; Venema, Lars
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009
Title of Proceedings:Exoplanets and Disks: Their Formation and Diversity
Start Page:333
End Page:336
Title of Series:AIP Conference Series
Volume (in Series):1158
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:METIS (the Mid-infrared E-ELT Imager and Spectrograph) is a 3- to 14-micron multimode instrument for the 42-meter European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The instrument modes currently under study include direct and coronagraphic imaging, long-slit spectroscopy, integral field spectroscopy and polarimetry. METIS will be interfaced with the E-ELT adaptive optics system, and incorporate its own on-axis natural guide star wavefront sensor, and thus achieve Strehl ratios above 90% in N band. In this paper we will describe two of the main science goals of this instrument: direct imaging of exoplanets as well as the characterization of protoplanetary disks. Because of the superior angular resolution and high contrast, METIS at the E-ELT will be able to image exoplanets at considerably closer orbits than its cooperative competitor the Mid-infrared Instrument (MIRI) on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Free Keywords:adaptive optics; astronomical telescopes; extrasolar planets; circumstellar matter
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2009, August 1, 2009
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISBN:978-0735406957 [ID No:1]
URL: [ID No:2]
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