SCExAO: First results and on-sky performance

Thayne Currie, Olivier Guyon, Frantz Martinache, Christophe Clergeon, Michael McElwain, Christian Thalmann, Nemanja Jovanovic, Garima Singh, Tomoyuki Kudo

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Abstract

We present new on-sky results for the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics imager (SCExAO) verifying and quantifying the contrast gain enabled by key components: the closed-loop coronagraphic low-order wavefront sensor (CLOWFS) and focal plane wavefront control ("speckle nulling"). SCExAO will soon be coupled with a high-order, Pyramid wavefront sensor which will yield > 90% Strehl ratio and enable 106-107 contrast at small angular separations allowing us to image gas giant planets at solar system scales. Upcoming instruments like VAMPIRES, FIRST, and CHARIS will expand SCExAO's science capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages34-35
Number of pages2
EditionS299
ISBN (Print)9781107045200
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS299
Volume8
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • Detectors
  • Instrumentation: adaptive optics
  • Stars: planetary systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Currie, T., Guyon, O., Martinache, F., Clergeon, C., McElwain, M., Thalmann, C., Jovanovic, N., Singh, G., & Kudo, T. (2013). SCExAO: First results and on-sky performance. In Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (S299 ed., pp. 34-35). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 8, No. S299). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921313007746