Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC)
Author(s): Mark Clampin; Gary J. Melnick; Richard G. Lyon; Holland Ford; J. Roger P. Angel; Daniel Y. Gezari; David A. Golimowski; George F. Hartig; Martin Harwit; Matt Holman; Garth D. Illingworth; Scott Kenyon; Douglas N.C. Lin; Mark Marley; Scot S. Olivier; Larry Petro; Dimitar D. Sasselov; Jean Louis Schneider; Sara Seager; Michael Shao; William Brian Sparks; Volker Tolls; Alycia Weinberger; Hsiao Smith; Ruth Chaing Carter; Robert A. Woodruff; Brent Hyatt; Stephen E. Kendrick; David Purmot
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC) will provide the first direct measurements of a broad range of fundamental physical characteristics of giant planets in other solar systems. These characteristics include orbital inclination, mass, brightness, color, the presence (or absence) of CH4 and H2O, and orbital or rotational-driven variability. EPIC utilizes a 1.5 meter telescope coupled to a Visible Nulling Coronagraph to achieve these science goals. EPIC has been proposed as a Discovery Mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552314
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Clampin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gary J. Melnick, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Richard G. Lyon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Holland Ford, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
J. Roger P. Angel, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Daniel Y. Gezari, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David A. Golimowski, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Martin Harwit, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Matt Holman, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Garth D. Illingworth, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)
Scott Kenyon, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Douglas N.C. Lin, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)
Mark Marley, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Scot S. Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Larry Petro, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Dimitar D. Sasselov, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Jean Louis Schneider, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Sara Seager, Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Michael Shao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
William Brian Sparks, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Volker Tolls, Harvard Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Alycia Weinberger, Carnegie Institute of Washington (United States)
Hsiao Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ruth Chaing Carter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert A. Woodruff, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Brent Hyatt, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Stephen E. Kendrick, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
David Purmot, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5487:
Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top