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High-contrast planet imager for Kyoto 4m segmented telescope
Author(s): Taro Matsuo; Naoshi Murakami; Takayuki Kotani; Hajime Kawahara; Noriaki Natsume; Masaru Kino; Kodai Yamamoto; Hiroaki Imada; Mikio Kurita; Masatsugu Iribe; Hideya Nishida; Manabu Kida; Hirofumi Kitou; Kumi Ishikawa; Yutaka Uda; Hitoshi Tokoro; Tetsuya Nagata; Fumihide Iwamuro; Noriaki Miura; Shin Oya; Yoichi Itoh; Hiroshi Shibai; Motohide Tamura
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new high contrast imager for Kyoto 4m segmented telescope called SEICA (Second-generation Exoplanet Imager with Coronagraphic Adaptive optics), aiming at detection and characterization of selfluminous gas giants within 10AU around nearby stars. SEICA is aggressively optimized for high performance at very small inner working angle, 10-6 detection contrast at 0".1 in 1-hour integration. We start the on-sky commissioning test in 2016 and the science observations in 2017. Since it is the first time to realize the highcontrast imaging on the segmented telescope, SEICA is an important step toward future high contrast sciences on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). This paper presents an overall of the SEICA program and the conceptual design for ultimate performance under given atmospheric conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2014
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471V (14 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055751
Show Author Affiliations
Taro Matsuo, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Naoshi Murakami, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Takayuki Kotani, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Hajime Kawahara, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Noriaki Natsume, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Masaru Kino, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Kodai Yamamoto, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Hiroaki Imada, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Mikio Kurita, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Masatsugu Iribe, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)
Hideya Nishida, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)
Manabu Kida, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Hirofumi Kitou, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Kumi Ishikawa, RIKEN (Japan)
Yutaka Uda, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)
Hitoshi Tokoro, Nano-Optonics Research Institute (Japan)
Tetsuya Nagata, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Fumihide Iwamuro, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Noriaki Miura, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Shin Oya, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Yoichi Itoh, Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory (Japan)
Hiroshi Shibai, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Motohide Tamura, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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