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Advantages of placing an array of telescopes on the Moon to detect extrasolar planets
Author(s): Marija Strojnik ; Gonzalo Paez
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Paper Abstract

We define the simplest signal-to-noise ratio to determine the optimal wavelength interval for extra-solar planet detection. For a solar system similar to our own, we find it to be one hundred times smaller than that considered earlier. We propose the planet detection in a spectral interval around 0.3mm (900 GHz) where high-altitude observatories report atmospheric transmission of about 0.4.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8867, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI, 886712 (19 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2022350
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Marija Strojnik , Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Gonzalo Paez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8867:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI
Marija Strojnik Scholl; Gonzalo Páez, Editor(s)

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