Pioneering high contrast science instruments for planet characterization on giant segmented mirror telescopes

N. Jovanovic*, O. Guyon, J. Lozi, M. Tamura, B. Norris, P. Tuthill, E. Huby, G. Perrin, S. Lacour, F. Marchis, G. Duchene, L. Gauchet, M. Ireland, T. Feger, A. Rains, J. Bento, C. Schwab, D. Coutts, N. Cvetojevic, S. Gross & 19 others A. Arriola, T. Lagadec, S. Goebel, D. Hall, S. Jacobson, B. Mazin, A. Walter, J. Massie, T. Groff, J. Chilcote, J. Kasdin, T. Brandt, C. Loomis, M. Galvin, T. Kotani, H. Kawahara, F. Martinache, P. Pathak, J. Males

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Abstract

A suite of science instruments is critical to any high contrast imaging facility, as it defines the science capabilities and observing modes available. SCExAO uses a modular approach which allows for state-of-the-art visitor modules to be tested within an observatory environment on an 8-m class telescope. This allows for rapid prototyping of new and innovative imaging techniques that otherwise take much longer in traditional instrument design. With the aim of maturing science modules for an advanced high contrast imager on an giant segmented mirror telescopes (GSMTs) that will be capable of imaging terrestrial planets, we offer an overview and status update on the various science modules currently under test within the SCExAO instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAO4ELT5
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the fifth Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes
Place of PublicationTenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
PublisherInstituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO4ELT 2017 - Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference5th Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO4ELT 2017
CountrySpain
CityTenerife, Canary Islands
Period25/06/1730/06/17

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Coronagraphs
  • Exoplanets
  • Extreme AO
  • Fiber injection
  • High contrast imaging
  • Imager
  • Sparse aperture masking

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    Jovanovic, N., Guyon, O., Lozi, J., Tamura, M., Norris, B., Tuthill, P., ... Males, J. (2017). Pioneering high contrast science instruments for planet characterization on giant segmented mirror telescopes. In AO4ELT5: Proceedings of the fifth Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes [075] Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. https://doi.org/10.26698/AO4ELT5.0075