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SHARK-NIR: the coronagraphic camera for LBT in the AIV phase at INAF-Padova
Author(s): Jacopo Farinato; Guido Agapito; Francesca Bacciotti; Carlo Baffa; Andrea Baruffolo; Maria Bergomi; Andrea Bianco; Angela Bongiorno; Luca Carbonaro; Elena Carolo; Alexis Carlotti; Simonetta Chinellato; Laird Close; Marco De Pascale; Marco Dima; Valentina D'Orazi; Simone Esposito; Daniela Fantinel; Giancarlo Farisato; Wolfgang Gaessler; Emanuele Giallongo; Davide Greggio; Olivier Guyon; Philip Hinz; Luigi Lessio; Demetrio Magrin; Luca Marafatto; Dino Mesa; Lars Mohr; Manny Montoya; Fernando Pedichini; Enrico Pinna; Alfio Puglisi; Roberto Ragazzoni; Bernardo Salasnich; Marco Stangalini; Daniele Vassallo; Christophe Vérinaud; Valentina Viotto; Alessio Zanutta
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Paper Abstract

Exo-Planets search and characterization has been the science case driving the SHARK-NIR design, which is one of the two coronagraphic instruments proposed for the Large Binocular Telescope. In fact, together with SHARK-VIS (working in the visible domain), it will offer the possibility to do binocular observations combining direct imaging, coronagraphic imaging and coronagraphic low resolution spectroscopy in a wide wavelength domain, going from 0.5μm to 1.7μm. Additionally, the contemporary usage of LMIRCam, the coronagraphic LBTI NIR camera, working from K to L band, will extend even more the covered wavelength range. The instrument has been designed with two intermediate pupil planes and three focal planes, in order to give the possibility to implement a certain number of coronagraphic techniques, with the purpose to select a few of them matching as much as possible the requirements of the different science cases in terms of contrast at various distances from the star and in term of required field of view. SHARK-NIR has been approved by the LBT board in June 2017, and the procurement phase started just after. We report here about the project status, which is currently at the beginning of the AIV phase at INAF-Padova, and should last about one year. Even if exo-planets is the main science case, the SOUL upgrade of the LBT AO will increase the instrument performance in the faint end regime, allowing to do galactic (jets and disks) and extra-galactic (AGN and QSO) science on a relatively wide sample of targets, normally not reachable in other similar facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107030E (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313659
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Jacopo Farinato, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Guido Agapito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Francesca Bacciotti, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Carlo Baffa, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Andrea Baruffolo, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Maria Bergomi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Andrea Bianco, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Angela Bongiorno, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Luca Carbonaro, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Elena Carolo, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Alexis Carlotti, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Simonetta Chinellato, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Laird Close, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Marco De Pascale, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Marco Dima, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Valentina D'Orazi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Simone Esposito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Daniela Fantinel, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Giancarlo Farisato, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Wolfgang Gaessler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Emanuele Giallongo, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Davide Greggio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Olivier Guyon, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Philip Hinz, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Luigi Lessio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Demetrio Magrin, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Luca Marafatto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Dino Mesa, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Lars Mohr, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Manny Montoya, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Fernando Pedichini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Enrico Pinna, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Alfio Puglisi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Bernardo Salasnich, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Marco Stangalini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Daniele Vassallo, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Christophe Vérinaud, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Valentina Viotto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
ADONI - Lab. Nazionale di Ottica Adattiva (Italy)
Alessio Zanutta, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10703:
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
Laird M. Close; Laura Schreiber; Dirk Schmidt, Editor(s)

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