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Post-processing of the HST STIS coronagraphic observations
Author(s): Bin Ren; Laurent Pueyo; Marshall D. Perrin; John H. Debes; Élodie Choquet
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Paper Abstract

In the past 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) STIS coronagraphic instrument has observed more than 100 stars, obtaining more than 4,000 readouts since its installment on HST in 1997 and the numbers are still increasing. We reduce the whole STIS coronagraphic archive at the most commonly observed positions (Wedge A0.6 and A1.0) with new post-processing methods, and present our results here. We are able to recover all of the 32 previously reported circumstellar disks, and obtain better contrast close to the star. For some of the disks, our results are limited by the over subtraction of the methods, and therefore the major regions of the disks can be recovered except the faintest regions. We also explain our efforts in the calibration of its new BAR5 occulting position, enabling STIS to explore inner regions as close as 0.2 00 .

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2017
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10400, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII, 1040021 (1 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274163
Show Author Affiliations
Bin Ren, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Laurent Pueyo, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Marshall D. Perrin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
John H. Debes, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Élodie Choquet, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10400:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII
Stuart Shaklan, Editor(s)

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