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5 March 2003 High-contrast coronagraphic performance of NGST in the thermal IR
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Numerical simulations have been carried out to assess the opportunity to detect extrasolar planets with MIRI: the mid-IR instrument of NGST. Several coronagraphs and telescope designs have been investigated. As a result, we found that very young planets (50Myr) as well as old planets (5Gyr) can be imaged in the thermal-IR (5μm to 20μm) down to a few Jupiter masses if an appropriate high-contrast coronagraph is in used. Promising results of numerical simulations are presented.
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Anthony Boccaletti, Pierre Riaud, Daniel Rouan, and Jacques Baudrand "High-contrast coronagraphic performance of NGST in the thermal IR", Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461613
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