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Imaging forming planetary systems: the HST/STIS legacy and prospects for future missions
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Paper Abstract

The STIS coronagraph performance is measured as a function of angle from the star, reaching 1×10-8 per resolution element compared to the total stellar flux at 2 arcsec with optimal PSF subtraction. Highly structured envelopes, disks, jets and planetary clearings have been detected. Estimates of planet detectability with NGST show that Jupiter mass objects around the nearest stars should be detectable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4860, High-Contrast Imaging for Exo-Planet Detection, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457836
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce Woodgate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carol Grady, National Optical Astronomy Observatory/NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Charles W. Bowers, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alycia Weinberger, Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4860:
High-Contrast Imaging for Exo-Planet Detection
Alfred B. Schultz; Richard G. Lyon, Editor(s)

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