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MAGELLAN ADAPTIVE OPTICS FIRST-LIGHT OBSERVATIONS OF THE EXOPLANET? PIC b. I. DIRECT IMAGING IN THE FAR-RED OPTICAL WITH MagAO+ VisAO AND IN THE NEAR-IR WITH NICIThis paper includes data gathered with the 6.5? m Magellan telescopes located at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile., Based in part on observations obtained at the Gemini Observatory.

Authors
  • Jared R, Males
  • Laird M, Close
  • Katie M, Morzinski
  • Zahed, Wahhaj
  • Michael C, Liu
  • Andrew J, Skemer
  • Derek, Kopon
  • Katherine B, Follette
  • Alfio, Puglisi
  • Simone, Esposito
  • Armando, Riccardi
  • Enrico, Pinna
  • Marco, Xompero
  • Runa, Briguglio
  • Beth A, Biller
  • Eric Nielsen
  • Philip M, Hinz
  • Timothy J, Rodigas
  • Thomas L, Hayward
  • Mark, Chun
  • And 3 more
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
Apr 13, 2014
Volume
786
Issue
1
Pages
32–32
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present the first ground-based CCD (?< 1? m) image of an extrasolar planet. Using the Magellan Adaptive Optics system s VisAO camera, we detected the extrasolar giant planet? Pictoris b in Y-short (YS, 0.985? m), at a separation of 0.470? 0 farcs 010 and a contrast of (1.63? 0.49)× 10? 5. This detection has a signal-to-noise ratio of 4.1 with an empirically estimated upper limit on false alarm probability of 1.0%. We also present new photometry from the Gemini Near-Infrared Coronagraphic Imager instrument on the ...

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