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Paper: The Potential of High Contrast Coronagraphy
Volume: 450, Molecules in the Atmospheres of Extrasolar Planets
Page: 173
Authors: Serabyn, E.
Abstract: The direct detection of faint companions near much brighter stars requires the development of very high-contrast, small field-of-view detection techniques, and the past decade has seen remarkable conceptual and instrumental progress in this area. New coronagraphic techniques are being developed and deployed, as are extreme adaptive optics (ExAO) systems that will enable the advantageous exploitation of these new techniques. This paper provides a short overview of promising high contrast coronagraphic techniques, as well as recent examples of ExAO coronagraphy and transit measurements obtained with the ExAO-level “well-corrected subaperture'' at Palomar.
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