Detecting extra-solar planets with the Japanese 3.5 m SPICA space telescope

Lyu Abe, Keigo Enya, Shinichiro Tanaka, Takao Nakagawa, Hirokazu Kataza, Motohide Tamura, Olivier Guyon

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Abstract

We present the 3.5 m SPace Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) space telescope, the launch of which is schedule around year 2015 by the Japanese HII-A rocket, and specifically discuss its use in the context of direct observation of extra-solar planets. This actively cooled (4.5 K), single aperture telescope will operate in the mid and far infrared spectral regions, and up to submillimetric wavelengths (200 μm). The lowest spectral region (5 to 20 μm), where the spatial resolution is the most favorable, will be dedicated to high contrast imaging with coronagraphy. This article describes the SPICA coronagraph project in terms of science, as well as our efforts to study a suitable instrumental concept, compatible with the constraints of the telescope architecture. To cite this article: L. Abe et al., C. R. Physique 8 (2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-384
Number of pages11
JournalComptes Rendus Physique
Volume8
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Coronagraphy
  • Exoplanets
  • Space telescope
  • Spectroscopy

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Detecting extra-solar planets with the Japanese 3.5 m SPICA space telescope. / Abe, Lyu; Enya, Keigo; Tanaka, Shinichiro; Nakagawa, Takao; Kataza, Hirokazu; Tamura, Motohide; Guyon, Olivier.

In: Comptes Rendus Physique, Vol. 8, No. 3-4, 04.2007, p. 374-384.

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Abe, L, Enya, K, Tanaka, S, Nakagawa, T, Kataza, H, Tamura, M & Guyon, O 2007, 'Detecting extra-solar planets with the Japanese 3.5 m SPICA space telescope', Comptes Rendus Physique, vol. 8, no. 3-4, pp. 374-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crhy.2007.02.007
Abe, Lyu ; Enya, Keigo ; Tanaka, Shinichiro ; Nakagawa, Takao ; Kataza, Hirokazu ; Tamura, Motohide ; Guyon, Olivier. / Detecting extra-solar planets with the Japanese 3.5 m SPICA space telescope. In: Comptes Rendus Physique. 2007 ; Vol. 8, No. 3-4. pp. 374-384.
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