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ID: 448017.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
SPHERE: a `Planet Finder' Instrument for the VLT
Authors:Mouillet, D.; Beuzit, J. L.; Feldt, M.; Dohlen, K.; Puget, P.; Wildi, F.; Boccaletti, A.; Henning, T.; Moutou, C.; Schmid, H. M.; Turatto, M.; Udry, S.; Vakili, F.; Waters, R.; Baruffolo, A.; Charton, J.; Claudi, R.; Fusco, T.; Gratton, R.; Hubin, N.; Kasper, M.; Langlois, M.; Pragt, J.; Roelfsema, R.; Saisse, M.
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
Place of Publication:Dordrecht
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009
Title of Proceedings:Science with the VLT in the ELT Era
Start Page:337
End Page:341
Title of Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research) is a second generation instrument for the VLT optimized for the very high-contrast imaging around bright stars [J.-L. Beuzit, M. Feldt, K. Dohlen et al. in Messenger 125, 29 (2006)]. The primary goal is the detection and characterization of new giant planets around a variety of nearby stars. Together with the observation of early planetary systems and disks, and in association with the results of other planet search techniques, SPHERE will be a primary contributor to get a complete picture of the variety of planetary systems and to better understand their mechanisms of formation and evolution. Such results will be obtained before even more ambitious projects for the direct imaging of planets either from the ground with ELTs or from space.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2009, n/a 1, 2009
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISBN:978-1-4020-9189-6 %R 10.1007/978-1-4020-9190-2_56 [ID No:1]
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009svlt.conf..337M [ID No:2]
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