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ID: 448043.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
SPHERE: the VLT planet imager in the post FDR phase
Authors:Wildi, Francois; Beuzit, Jean-Luc; Feldt, Markus; Mouillet, David; Dohlen, Kjetil; Puget, Pascal; Baruffolo, Andrea; Charton, Julien; Baudoz, Pierre; Boccaletti, Anthony; Abe, Lyu; Claudi, Riccardo; Feautrier, Philippe; Fusco, Thierry; Gratton, Raffaele; Hubin, Norbert; Kasper, Markus; Langlois, Maud; Lenzen, Rainer; Pavlov, Alexey; Petit, Cyril; Pragt, Johan; Rabou, Patrick; Roelfsema, Ronald; Saisse, Michel; Schmid, Hans Martin; Stadler, Eric; Moutou, Claire; Turatto, Massimo; Udry, Stephane; Waters, Rens; Henning, Thomas; Lagrange, Anne-Marie; Vakili, Farrokh
Language:English
Publisher:SPIE
Place of Publication:Bellingham, Wash.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009
Title of Proceedings:Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV
Start Page:74400P-74400P
End Page:11
Title of Series:SPIE
Volume (in Series):7440
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:SPHERE, the ESO extra-solar planet imager for the VLT is aimed at the direct detection and spectral characterization of extra-solar planets. Its whole design is optimized towards reaching the highest contrast in a limited field of view and at short distances from the central star. SPHERE has passed its Final Design Review (FDR) in December 2008 and it is in the manufacturing and integration phase. We review the most challenging specifications and expected performance of this instrument; then we present the latest stage of the design chosen to meet the specifications, the progress in the manufacturing as well as the integration and test strategy to insure gradual verification of performances at all levels.
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:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009SPIE.7440E..21W [ID No:1]
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