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High-contrast coronagraphy with NGST in the mid-IR
Author(s): Anthony Boccaletti; Pierre Riaud; Daniel Rouan; Jacques Baudrand
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Paper Abstract

Numerical simulations have been carried out to assess the opportunity to detect extrasolar planets with MIRI: the mid-IR instrument of NGST. Several coronagraphs and telescope designs have been investigated. As a result, we found that very young planets (50Myr) as well as old planets (5Gyr) can be imaged in the thermal-IR (5μm to 20μm) down to a few Jupiter masses if an appropriate high-contrast coronagraph is in used. Promising results of numerical simulations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461613
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony Boccaletti, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
CEA Saclay (France)
Pierre Riaud, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Observatoire de Haute-Provence (France)
Daniel Rouan, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Jacques Baudrand, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4850:
IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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