9 August 2016 The V-SHARK high contrast imager at LBT
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In the framework of the SHARK project the visible channel is a novel instrument synergic to the NIR channel and exploiting the performances of the LBT XAO at visible wavelengths. The status of the project is presented together with the design study of this innovative instrument optimized for high contrast imaging by means of high frame rate. Its expected results will be presented comparing the simulations with the real data of the “Forerunner” experiment taken at 630nm.
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F. Pedichini, F. Ambrosino, M. Centrone, J. Farinato, G. Li Causi, E. Pinna, A. Puglisi, M. Stangalini, V. Testa, "The V-SHARK high contrast imager at LBT", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990832 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232375; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232375
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