Searching for faint exozodiacal disks: Keck results and LBTI status

D. Defrère, P. Hinz, B. Mennesson, R. Millan-Gabet, A. Skemer, V. Bailey, T. J. Rodigas

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Abstract

The possible presence of dust in the habitable zone around nearby main-sequence stars is considered as a major hurdle toward the direct imaging of Earth-like extrasolar planets with future dedicated space-based telescopes (e.g., Roberge et al. 2012). In this context, NASA has funded two ground-based mid-infrared nulling interferometers to combine the large apertures available at the Keck Observatory and the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). In this poster, we present the preliminary results of the extended survey carried out with the Keck Interferometer Nuller (KIN) between 2008 and 2011 and describe the forthcoming LBTI survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages332-333
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

  • Exozodiacal dust
  • High angular resolution
  • Infrared
  • Nulling interferometry
  • Surveys

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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    Defrère, D., Hinz, P., Mennesson, B., Millan-Gabet, R., Skemer, A., Bailey, V., & Rodigas, T. J. (2013). Searching for faint exozodiacal disks: Keck results and LBTI status. In Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (S299 ed., pp. 332-333). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 8, No. S299). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921313008818