19 September 2013 Advantages of placing an array of telescopes on the Moon to detect extrasolar planets
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We define the simplest signal-to-noise ratio to determine the optimal wavelength interval for extra-solar planet detection. For a solar system similar to our own, we find it to be one hundred times smaller than that considered earlier. We propose the planet detection in a spectral interval around 0.3mm (900 GHz) where high-altitude observatories report atmospheric transmission of about 0.4.
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Marija Strojnik , Marija Strojnik , Gonzalo Paez, Gonzalo Paez, } "Advantages of placing an array of telescopes on the Moon to detect extrasolar planets", Proc. SPIE 8867, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI, 886712 (19 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2022350; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2022350
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