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28 July 2014 The high contrast imaging modes of MICADO
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We present in this paper an overview of the high contrast imaging modes of the wide-field imager MICADO. MICADO is a near-IR camera for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), featuring a wide field (75”), spectroscopic and coronagraphic capabilities. It has been chosen by ESO as one of the two first-light instruments. MICADO will be optimized for the multi-conjugate adaptive optics module MAORY and will also work in SCAO mode. This SCAO mode will provide MICADO with a high-level, on-axis correction, making use of the M4 adaptive mirror in the telescope. After presenting the scientific interest for high contrast imaging modes in MICADO, we describe the technical choices we are studying. We present the hypotheses chosen for our simulation tools and contrast as well as planet detection performance derived from this tool.
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Pierre Baudoz, Anthony Boccaletti, Sylvestre Lacour, Raphaël Galicher, Yann Clénet, Damien Gratadour, Éric Gendron, Tristan Buey, Gérard Rousset, Michael Hartl, and Richard Davies "The high contrast imaging modes of MICADO", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91479E (28 July 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057010
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