Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Camera to Detect Extrasolar Planets

Mauna Kea Infrared LLC has received a $4.18 million federal grant to build the near-IR coronagraphic imager for use with two 8-m Gemini telescopes. The instrument, which will be used to study the origin and development of extrasolar planetary systems, will correct for atmospheric blurring to obtain sharp images. The camera can help overcome a star's light and halo to detect faint structures associated with evolving planetary systems. It has two imaging channels, each with a 1024 x 1024-pixel IR detector sensitive to 0.8- to 5.5-µm light. The instrument is designed to work in the IR because the planetary structures sought are cooler than the stars they orbit.

energySensors & Detectors

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.