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System design and analysis of the exo-planet imaging camera and spectrograph (EPICS) for the European ELT
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Paper Abstract

One of the main science objectives of the European ELT is the direct imaging of extrasolar planets. The large aperture of the telescope has the potential to significantly enlarge the discovery space towards older gas giant exo-planets seen in reflected light. In this paper, we give an overview of the EPICS system design strategy during the phase A study. In order to tackle the critical limitations to high contrast, extensive end-to-end simulations will be developed since the start to test different scenarios and guide the overall design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70141J (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790009
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Christophe Vérinaud, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Visa Korkiakoski, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Natalia Yaitskova, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Martinez, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus E. Kasper, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean-Luc Beuzit, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Lyu Abe, Lab. Hippolyte Fizeau (France)
Pierre Baudoz, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
Anthony Boccaletti, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
Kjetil Dohlen, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Raffaele G. Gratton, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Dino Mesa, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Florian Kerber, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Hans Martin Schmid, Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Lars Venema, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Graeme Salter, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Matthias Tecza, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Niranjan A. Thatte, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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