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The Extra-Solar Planet Imager (ESPI)

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January 4, 2003
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Astrophysics, abstract

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

The Extra-Solar Planet Imager (ESPI)

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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