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Paper: Direct Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Volume: 321, Extrasolar Planets: Today and Tomorrow
Page: 23
Authors: Lagrange, A.-M.; Moutou, C.
Abstract: Over the past decade, there has been a growing interest for extrasolar planet searches, thanks to the discovery of planets through radial velocity technics and to the improvement of instrumental capabilities. Among available or soon to come technics, direct imaging is one of the greatest challenges. We will review the interest for direct imaging of exoplanets, as well as the associated difficulties. We will also review the performances of current instruments, as well as the ones expected from forthcoming ones, both on short and medium terms. This review will be restricted to single aperture telescopes and focused on extra solar giant planets (EGPs) orbiting stars.
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