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High-contrast imaging with METIS
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Paper Abstract

The Mid-infrared E-ELT Imager and Spectrograph (METIS) for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) consists of diffraction-limited imagers that cover 3 to 14 microns with medium resolution (R ~ 5000) long slit spectroscopy, and an integral field spectrograph for high spectral resolution spectroscopy (R ~ 100,000) over the L and M bands. One of the science cases that METIS addresses is the characterization of faint circumstellar material and exoplanet companions through imaging and spectroscopy. We present our approach for high contrast imaging with METIS, covering diffraction suppression with coronagraphs, the removal of slowly changing optical aberrations with focal plane wavefront sensing, interferometric imaging with sparse aperture masks, and observing strategies for both the imagers and IFU image slicers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 9908A6 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233655
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew A. Kenworthy, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Olivier Absil, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
Tibor Agócs, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Eric Pantin, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA-Ctr. de SACLAY (France)
Sascha Quanz, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Frans Snik, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Bernhard Brandl, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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