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Stellar coronagraph for the New Technology Telescope
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Paper Abstract

The stellar coronograph built by STScl and the OATO operating at the SUSI focus of ESO's New Technology Telescope (NTT), described with particular emphasis on its optical and mechanical characteristics, is one of the most powerful coronographs in operation. Observations with angular resolutions of 0.6 arcsec over field of view of 45 arcsec diameter have been routinely achieved in the observing runs carried out so far. We describe the results from the application of the coronograph to the problem of observing the inner regions in the (beta) Pictoris dust disk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176744
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Clampin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Francesco Paresce, Space Telescope Science Institute (Germany)
Massimo Robberto, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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