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11 September 1998 Coupling adaptive optics and coronography: the ADONIS coronograph
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The combination of adaptive optics and chronographic techniques providing at the same time high angular resolution and high dynamic range is a powerful tool to study the close environment of bright objects in different fields of astrophysics. A stellar coronography dedicated to the ESO adaptive optics system ADONIS has been designed and manufactured by Observatoire de Grenoble and is now offered to the astronomical community. We present here the design and performance analysis of this new coronograph and illustrate its impact for a few astrophysical programs.
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Jean-Luc Beuzit, David Mouillet, Anne-Marie Lagrange, Pascal Puget, Eric Stadler, Yves Magnard, and David Le Mignant "Coupling adaptive optics and coronography: the ADONIS coronograph", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998);


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