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Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer

(KPIC)
(extreme AO upgrade under development for Keck)

The Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer (KPIC) is a project to add extreme adaptive optics capabilities for Keck Observatory instruments, aimed at detecting the infrared light from young gas giant extra-solar planets. It will facilitate speckle suppression techniques, and "clean up" incoming infrared for the existing Keck infrared instruments.


(instrument,imager,exoplanets,construction)
Further reading:
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~dmawet/instrument-projects/keckkpic/
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.04541

Referenced by pages:
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