Observing strategies for the NICI campaign to directly image extrasolar planets

Beth Biller, Étienne Artigau, Zahed Wahhaj, Markus Hartung, Michael C. Liu, Laird M Close, Mark R. Chun, Christ Ftaclas, Douglas W. Toomey, Thomas Hayward

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Abstract

We discuss observing strategy for the Near Infrared Coronagraphic Imager (NICI) on the 8-m Gemini South telescope. NICI combines a number of techniques to attenuate starlight and suppress superspeckles: 1) coronagraphic imaging, 2) dual channel imaging for Spectral Differential Imaging (SDI) and 3) operation in a fixed Cassegrain rotator mode for Angular Differential Imaging (ADI). NICI will be used both in service mode and for a dedicated 50 night planet search campaign. While all of these techniques have been used individually in large planet-finding surveys, this is the first time ADI and SDI will be used with a coronagraph in a large survey. Thus, novel observing strategies are necessary to conduct a viable planet search campaign.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7015
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventAdaptive Optics Systems - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 26 2008

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OtherAdaptive Optics Systems
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/23/086/26/08

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Extrasolar planets
Extrasolar Planets
extrasolar planets
Imager
Image sensors
planets
Infrared
Imaging
Infrared radiation
Imaging techniques
Planets
coronagraphs
night
telescopes
Coronagraph
Telescopes
Telescope
Strategy
Necessary

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Infrared
  • Instrumentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Biller, B., Artigau, É., Wahhaj, Z., Hartung, M., Liu, M. C., Close, L. M., ... Hayward, T. (2008). Observing strategies for the NICI campaign to directly image extrasolar planets. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7015). [70156Q] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789565

Observing strategies for the NICI campaign to directly image extrasolar planets. / Biller, Beth; Artigau, Étienne; Wahhaj, Zahed; Hartung, Markus; Liu, Michael C.; Close, Laird M; Chun, Mark R.; Ftaclas, Christ; Toomey, Douglas W.; Hayward, Thomas.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7015 2008. 70156Q.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biller, B, Artigau, É, Wahhaj, Z, Hartung, M, Liu, MC, Close, LM, Chun, MR, Ftaclas, C, Toomey, DW & Hayward, T 2008, Observing strategies for the NICI campaign to directly image extrasolar planets. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7015, 70156Q, Adaptive Optics Systems, Marseille, France, 6/23/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789565
Biller B, Artigau É, Wahhaj Z, Hartung M, Liu MC, Close LM et al. Observing strategies for the NICI campaign to directly image extrasolar planets. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7015. 2008. 70156Q https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789565
Biller, Beth ; Artigau, Étienne ; Wahhaj, Zahed ; Hartung, Markus ; Liu, Michael C. ; Close, Laird M ; Chun, Mark R. ; Ftaclas, Christ ; Toomey, Douglas W. ; Hayward, Thomas. / Observing strategies for the NICI campaign to directly image extrasolar planets. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7015 2008.
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