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|Abstract:||Recent developments in high-contrast imaging techniques now make possible both imaging and spectroscopy of planets around nearby stars. We present the conceptual design of the Coronagraphic High Angular Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (CHARIS), a lenslet-based, cryogenic integral field spectrograph (IFS) for imaging exo-planets on the Subaru telescope. The IFS will provide spectral information for 140 x 140 spatial elements over a 1.75 arcsecs x 1.75 arcsecs field of view (FOV). CHARIS will operate in the near infrared (lambda = 0.9 - 2.5 mu m) and provide a spectral resolution of R = 14, 33, and 65 in three separate observing modes. Taking advantage of the adaptive optics systems and advanced coronagraphs (AO188 and SCExAO) on the Subaru telescope, CHARIS will provide sufficient contrast to obtain spectra of young self-luminous Jupiter-mass exoplanets. CHARTS is in the early design phases and is projected to have first light by the end of 2015. We report here on the current conceptual design of CHARIS and the design challenges.|
|Citation:||Peters, Mary Anne, Groff, Tyler, Kasdin, N Jeremy, McElwain, Michael W, Galvin, Michael, Carr, Michael A, Lupton, Robert, Gunn, James E, Knapp, Gillian, Gong, Qian, Carlotti, Alexis, Brandt, Timothy, Janson, Markus, Guyon, Olivier, Martinache, Frantz, Hayashi, Masahiko, Takato, Naruhisa. (2012). Conceptual Design of the Coronagraphic High Angular Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (CHARTS) for the Subaru Telescope. GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY IV, 8446 (10.1117/12.926381|
|Type of Material:||Conference Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY IV|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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