9 August 2016 High-contrast imaging with METIS
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The Mid-infrared E-ELT Imager and Spectrograph (METIS) for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) consists of diffraction-limited imagers that cover 3 to 14 microns with medium resolution (R ~ 5000) long slit spectroscopy, and an integral field spectrograph for high spectral resolution spectroscopy (R ~ 100,000) over the L and M bands. One of the science cases that METIS addresses is the characterization of faint circumstellar material and exoplanet companions through imaging and spectroscopy. We present our approach for high contrast imaging with METIS, covering diffraction suppression with coronagraphs, the removal of slowly changing optical aberrations with focal plane wavefront sensing, interferometric imaging with sparse aperture masks, and observing strategies for both the imagers and IFU image slicers.
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Matthew A. Kenworthy, Matthew A. Kenworthy, Olivier Absil, Olivier Absil, Tibor Agócs, Tibor Agócs, Eric Pantin, Eric Pantin, Sascha Quanz, Sascha Quanz, Remko Stuik, Remko Stuik, Frans Snik, Frans Snik, Bernhard Brandl, Bernhard Brandl, } "High-contrast imaging with METIS", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 9908A6 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233655; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233655
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