10 search results for “coronagraphs” in the Public website
Novel approaches for direct exoplanet imaging: theory, simulations and experiments
The next generation of high-contrast imaging instruments on space-based observatories requires sophisticated wavefront sensing and control in addition to a high-performance coronagraph.
- Emiel Por
Extrasolar Planet Detection Through Spatially Resolved Observations
Promotor: Prof. dr. I. Snellen, Co-Promotor: Dr. M. Kenworthy
Painting with starlight : optical techniques for the high-contrast imaging of exoplanets
This thesis describes the development and validation of new high-contrast imaging techniques, with the ultimate goal of enabling the next generation of instruments for ELT-class telescopes to directly image Earth-like extra-solar planets orbiting around nearby stars.
Emiel Por is our Leiden Observatory's nominee for the C.J. Kok Jury Award 2020.
Suppressing a Sea of Starlight: Enabling technology for the direct imaging of exoplanets
Promotor: Christoph U. Keller, Co-promotores: Matthew A. Kenworthy, Frans Snik
Hubble fellowship at NASA for Emiel Por
Astronomy PhD candidate Emiel Por has been selected by NASA as one of the 24 Hubble fellows in 2020. He will be conducting research at the American Space Telescope Science Institute in the fall within the programme 'Are we alone?'.
Astronomers capture first-ever image of a multi-planet system around a Sun-like star
An international team led by Leiden astronomers has taken the first-ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. The researchers used The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope for this, known as ESO’s VLT. Images of systems with multiple exoplanets are extremely…
Astronomers see two planets vacuuming around young star
Astronomers led by Leiden astronomer Sebastiaan Haffert have directly imaged two planets that are gravitationally carving out a wide gap within a planet-forming disk surrounding a young star. While over a dozen exoplanets have been directly imaged, this is only the second multi-planet system to be p…
Giant planet at large distance from sun-like star puzzles astronomers
A team of astronomers led by Dutch scientists have directly imaged a giant planet orbiting at a large distance around a sun-like star. Why this planet is so massive, and how it got to be there, is still a mystery. The researchers will publish their findings in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.