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The high contrast imaging modes of MICADO
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Paper Abstract

We present in this paper an overview of the high contrast imaging modes of the wide-field imager MICADO. MICADO is a near-IR camera for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), featuring a wide field (75”), spectroscopic and coronagraphic capabilities. It has been chosen by ESO as one of the two first-light instruments. MICADO will be optimized for the multi-conjugate adaptive optics module MAORY and will also work in SCAO mode. This SCAO mode will provide MICADO with a high-level, on-axis correction, making use of the M4 adaptive mirror in the telescope. After presenting the scientific interest for high contrast imaging modes in MICADO, we describe the technical choices we are studying. We present the hypotheses chosen for our simulation tools and contrast as well as planet detection performance derived from this tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91479E (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057010
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Baudoz, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Anthony Boccaletti, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Sylvestre Lacour, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Raphaël Galicher, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Yann Clénet, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Damien Gratadour, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Éric Gendron, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Tristan Buey, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Gérard Rousset, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Michael Hartl, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Richard Davies, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


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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