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Developments and science with High-Contrast Imaging instruments

Carlos M. Correia

Two high-contrast imagers with the main goal of directly imaging extra-solar planets have recently seen first light on 10m-class telescopes. I will go through the science motivation for high-contrast imagers, the challenges posed to direct imaging and I will provide a quick overview of the instruments and main results achieved so far.

2014 September 03, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia