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The Extra-Solar Planet Imager (ESPI)

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January 4, 2003
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Astrophysics, abstract
astro-ph/0210046


From: Peter Nisenson <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 19:50:09 GMT (107kb)

The Extra-Solar Planet Imager (ESPI)


Authors:
P. Nisenson,
G.J. Melnick,
J. Geary,
M. Holman,
S.G. Korzennik,
R.W. Noyes,
C. Papaliolios,
D.D. Sasselov,
D. Fischer,
D. Gezari,
R.G. Lyon,
R. Gonsalves,
C. Hardesty,
M. Harwit,
M.S. Marley,
D.A. Neufeld,
S.T. Ridgway

Comments: To be published in P.A.S.P. Proceedings of Carnegie Meeting on
Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets, 4 pages, 3 figures


ESPI has been proposed for direct imaging and spectral analysis of giant
planets orbiting solar-type stars. ESPI extends the concept suggested by
Nisenson and Papaliolios (2001) for a square aperture apodized telescope that
has sufficient dynamic range to directly detect exo-planets. With a 1.5 M
square mirror, ESPI can deliver high dynamic range imagery as close as 0.3
arcseconds to bright sources, permitting a sensitive search for exoplanets
around nearby stars and a study of their characteristics in reflected light.

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