High-contrast exoplanet imaging with CLIO2, the Magellan adaptive optics infrared camera

Katie M. Morzinski, Laird M. Close, Jared R. Males, Phil M. Hinz, Alfio Puglisi, Simone Esposito, Armando Riccardi, Enrico Pinna, Marco Xompero, Runa Briguglio, Kate Follette, Derek Kopon, Andy Skemer, Victor Gasho, Alan Uomoto, Tyson Hare, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Javier Argomedo, Lorenzo BusoniT. J. Rodigas, Ya Lin Wu

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Abstract

MagAO is the adaptive-secondary AO system on the 6.5-m Magellan Clay telescope. With a high actuator density and a sensitive pyramid WFS, MagAO achieves down to ~130 nm rms WFE on bright guide stars in median seeing conditions (0.7" V band) at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. MagAO's infrared camera, Clio2, has a comprehensive suite of narrow and broad band filters that allow direct imaging of faint companions from 1-5 μm. We present first-light results from Clio2, including images of exoplanetary system β Pictoris. High-contrast imaging is an important goal of AO for ELTs, and results from MagAO/Clio2 are the next step along that path - particularly true for the GMT which is located very close to the Magellan site.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes
PublisherINAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Largo Enrico Fermi
ISBN (Print)9788890887604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Conference on Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO4ELT 2013 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 2013 May 262013 May 31

Publication series

Name3rd AO4ELT Conference - Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes

Conference

Conference3rd Conference on Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO4ELT 2013
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period2013/05/262013/05/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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