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3 September 2021 Simulating JWST high contrast observations with PanCAKE
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and its suite of instruments will offer significant capabilities towards the high contrast imaging of objects such as exoplanets, protoplanetary disks, and debris disks at short angular separations from their considerably brighter host stars. For the JWST user community to simulate and predict these capabilities for a given science case, the JWST Exposure Time Calculator (ETC) is the most readily available and widely used simulation tool. However, the ETC is not capable of simulating a range of observational features that can significantly impact the performance of JWST's high contrast imaging modes (e.g. target acquisition offsets, temporal wavefront drifts, small grid dithers, and telescope rolls) and therefore does not produce realistic contrast curves. Despite the development of a range of more advanced software that includes some or all of these features, these instead lack in either a) instrument diversity, or b) accessibility for novice users.
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Aarynn L. Carter, Andrew J. I. Skemer, Camilla Danielski, Jarron Leisenring, Jason J. Wang, Kyle Van Gorkom, Brian York, Jea Adams, Beth Biller, Julien H. Girard, Sasha Hinkley, Bryony Nickson, Marshall Perrin, and Laurent Pueyo "Simulating JWST high contrast observations with PanCAKE", Proc. SPIE 11823, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets X, 118230H (3 September 2021);
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James Webb Space Telescope

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