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Design and Verification of External Occulters for Direct Imaging of Extrasolar PlanetsAn occulter is an optical element which is placed in front of the telescope to block most of the light from a star before it reaches the optics inside, without blocking the planet.In our case, we use two spacecraft ying in formation: First has its edge shaped to cancel the starlight Second is the telescope which images the star and planet
Document ID
20120000667
Document Type
Presentation
External Source(s)
Authors
Cady, Eric (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
February 10, 2011
Subject Category
Astronomy
Distribution Limits
Public
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Keywords
starshades
occulter
exoplanets