14 July 2014 High-contrast planet imager for Kyoto 4m segmented telescope
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We propose a new high contrast imager for Kyoto 4m segmented telescope called SEICA (Second-generation Exoplanet Imager with Coronagraphic Adaptive optics), aiming at detection and characterization of selfluminous gas giants within 10AU around nearby stars. SEICA is aggressively optimized for high performance at very small inner working angle, 10-6 detection contrast at 0".1 in 1-hour integration. We start the on-sky commissioning test in 2016 and the science observations in 2017. Since it is the first time to realize the highcontrast imaging on the segmented telescope, SEICA is an important step toward future high contrast sciences on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). This paper presents an overall of the SEICA program and the conceptual design for ultimate performance under given atmospheric conditions.
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Taro Matsuo, Taro Matsuo, Naoshi Murakami, Naoshi Murakami, Takayuki Kotani, Takayuki Kotani, Hajime Kawahara, Hajime Kawahara, Noriaki Natsume, Noriaki Natsume, Masaru Kino, Masaru Kino, Kodai Yamamoto, Kodai Yamamoto, Hiroaki Imada, Hiroaki Imada, Mikio Kurita, Mikio Kurita, Masatsugu Iribe, Masatsugu Iribe, Hideya Nishida, Hideya Nishida, Manabu Kida, Manabu Kida, Hirofumi Kitou, Hirofumi Kitou, Kumi Ishikawa, Kumi Ishikawa, Yutaka Uda, Yutaka Uda, Hitoshi Tokoro, Hitoshi Tokoro, Tetsuya Nagata, Tetsuya Nagata, Fumihide Iwamuro, Fumihide Iwamuro, Noriaki Miura, Noriaki Miura, Shin Oya, Shin Oya, Yoichi Itoh, Yoichi Itoh, Hiroshi Shibai, Hiroshi Shibai, Motohide Tamura, Motohide Tamura, } "High-contrast planet imager for Kyoto 4m segmented telescope", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91471V (14 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055751; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055751
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