AAS Meeting #194 - Chicago, Illinois, May/June 1999
Session 8. Space Instruments
Display, Monday, May 31, 1999, 9:20am-6:30pm, Southwest Exhibit Hall

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[8.09] Strategies for High-Contrast Imaging with NGST

J. Trauger (JPL), D. Backman (Franklin \& Marshall), C. Beichman, C. Grillmair (IPAC), G. Djorgovski, S. Kulkarni, C. Martin (Caltech), E. Gaidos, Y. Gursel, S. Macenka, M. Ressler, R. Sahai, M. Shao, K. Stapelfeldt, M. Werner (JPL), R. Lyon (GSFC), M. Ealey (Xinetics)

The NGST will provide an unprecedented opportunity for high-acuity and high-contrast imaging from a space observatory. Among the instruments included in the NGST/ISIM design concept study, a coronagraphic camera will enable direct imaging and spectroscopy of a representative sample of nearby planetary systems and substellar companions, the near-environment of young stellar objects and planetary nebulae, and detailed studies of AGN hosts. We present a number of representative science programs and the current design concept and predicted performance for a coronagraphic camera optimized for NGST.

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