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The gemini NICI planet-finding campaign

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Our team is carrying out a multi-year observing program to directly image and characterize young extrasolar planets using the Near-Infrared Coronagraphic Imager (NICI) on the Gemini-South 8.1-meter telescope. NICI is the first instrument on a large telescope designed from the outset for high-contrast imaging, comprising a high-performance curvature adaptive optics (AO) system with a simultaneous dual-channel coronagraphic imager. Combined, with state-of-the-art AO observing methods and data p...

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10.1117/12.858358

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Biller, BA More by this author
Nielsen, EL More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume:
7736
Issue:
PART 1
Publication date:
2010
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ISSN:
0277-786X
URN:
uuid:8667f89c-52cf-458b-b1d6-a3606a777376
Source identifiers:
161721
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pubs:161721

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