Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC)

Mark Clampin, Gary Melnick, Richard Lyon, Holland Ford, Roger Angel, Dan Gezari, David Golimowski, George Hartig, Martin Harwit, Matt Holman, Garth Illingworth, Scott Kenyon, Doug Lin, Mark Marley, Scott Olivier, Larry Petro, Dimitar Sasselov, Jean Schneider, Sara Seager, Mike ShaoWilliam Sparks, Volker Tolls, Alycia Weinberger, Hsiao Smith, Ruth Carter, Robert Woodruff, Brent Hyatt, Steve Kendrick, David Purmot

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The Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC) will provide the first direct measurements of a broad range of fundamental physical characteristics of giant planets in other solar systems. These characteristics include orbital inclination, mass, brightness, color, the presence (or absence) of CH4 and H2O, and orbital or rotational-driven variability. EPIC utilizes a 1.5 meter telescope coupled to a Visible Nulling Coronagraph to achieve these science goals. EPIC has been proposed as a Discovery Mission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1538-1544
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART 3
StatePublished - Dec 20 2004
EventOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telecopes - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 25 2004


  • ACS
  • CCDs
  • Coronagraph
  • Grism
  • HRC
  • HST
  • Nulling
  • SBC
  • WFC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Clampin, M., Melnick, G., Lyon, R., Ford, H., Angel, R., Gezari, D., Golimowski, D., Hartig, G., Harwit, M., Holman, M., Illingworth, G., Kenyon, S., Lin, D., Marley, M., Olivier, S., Petro, L., Sasselov, D., Schneider, J., Seager, S., ... Purmot, D. (2004). Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5487(PART 3), 1538-1544. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552314