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JWST: A mid-IR coronagraph for imaging extrasolar planets
Author(s): Anthony Boccaletti; Pierre Riaud; P. Baudoz; J. Baudrand; J. M. Reess; D. Rouan
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Paper Abstract

MIRI, the mid-IR instrument of JWST (JamesWebb Space Telescope), will include a coronagraphic device for which the ultimate goal is the detection and caracterization of extrasolar planets around nearby stars. In this paper, we describe the optical concept of MIRI and the instrumental choices that were made in phase A and B regarding the coronagraphic system. Finally, we will present numerical simulations that we carried out to evaluate the capability for detecting extrasolar giant gazeous planets.

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Date Published: 13 April 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 1056827 (13 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500102
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Anthony Boccaletti, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
Pierre Riaud, Liège Univ. (Belgium)
P. Baudoz, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
J. Baudrand, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
J. M. Reess, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
D. Rouan, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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