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The performance of the SPHERE sub-systems in the integration lab
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Paper Abstract

SPHERE, the extra-solar planet imager for the Very Large Telescope is a program that has been running since 2006. The instrument is now nearing completion and it is in the final integration stage. The 3 science instruments of SPHERE are now complete and have passed the internal acceptance review while the complex common path with the extreme Adaptive optics system, the coronographs and the calibration module is aggressively progressing. This paper reviews the performance of the Common Path (CP) and three science instruments of SPHERE: IRDIS, the dual band imager; IFS, the integral field spectrograph and ZIMPOL, the imaging polarimeter. We also present an outlook at the final system integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8151, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V, 81510M (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894389
Show Author Affiliations
François Wildi, Observatoire de Genève (Switzerland)
Jean Luc Beuzit, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Markus Feldt, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
David Mouillet, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Kjetil Dohlen, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille-Provence (France)
Pascal Puget, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Andrea Baruffolo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Julien Charton, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Anthony Bocaletti, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France)
Riccardo Claudi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Anne Costille, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Philippe Feautrier, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA (France)
Raffaele Gratton, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Markus Kasper, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Maud Langlois, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (France)
Patrice Martinez, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Dino Mesa, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
David Le Mignant, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille-Provence (France)
Alexey Pavlov, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Cyril Petit, ONERA (France)
Johannes Pragt, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Patrick Rabou, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Sylvain Rochat, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Ronald Roelfsema, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Jean-François Sauvage, ONERA (France)
Hans Martin Schmid, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Eric Stadler, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Claire Moutou, Observatoire de Genève (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8151:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V
Stuart Shaklan, Editor(s)

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