The Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics system: Enabling high-contrast imaging on solar-system scales
- Published Article
- Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- IOP Publishing
- Publication Date
- Aug 31, 2015
- SETI Institute
The Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics (SCExAO) instrument is a multipurpose high-contrast imaging platform designed for the discovery and detailed characterization of exoplanetary systems and serves as a testbed for high-contrast imaging technologies for ELTs. It is a multiband instrument which makes use of light from 600 to 2500 nm, allowing for coronagraphic direct exoplanet imaging of the inner 3λ/D from the stellar host. Wavefront sensing and control are key to the operation of SCExAO. A partial ...