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The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign: Combining Coronagraphy with Angular and Spectral Differencing imaging.

Authors
  • M, Chun
  • L M, Close
  • C, Ftaclas
  • T L, Hayward
  • D W, Toomey
  • Nici, Gemini
  • Zahed, Wahhaj
  • M C, Liu
  • B A, Biller
  • Eric Nielsen
Volume
2
Pages
2203–2203
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign is the most ambitious (300 targets) direct extrasolar planet imaging campaign to date, achieving median contrasts of 12.5 and 15.0 magnitudes at 0.5 and 1.0 respectively. Starting in December of 2008, we have been looking for both methane-bearing candidates and non-methane-bearing substellar companions around nearby stars chosen on the basis of youth, proximity, spectral type, etc. NICI (Near Infrared Coronagraphic Imager) is the combination of an 85 element adaptive ...

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