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Characterizing the Galactic and Extragalactic Background of Exoplanet Direct Imaging Targets

@inproceedings{Cracraft2015CharacterizingTG,
  title={Characterizing the Galactic and Extragalactic Background of Exoplanet Direct Imaging Targets},
  author={Misty Cracraft and Robert J. De Rosa and William B. Sparks and Vanessa P. Bailey and Margaret C. Turnbull},
  year={2015}
}
As more missions attempt to directly image and characterize exoplanets orbiting nearby sun-like stars, advance characterization of possible contaminating background sources becomes more important and can impact target selection. This paper describes an exploration of the Hubble Source catalog, Gaia catalog and Besançon galaxy simulations in order to determine the likelihood of having a contaminating source in the background of a set of high proper motion stars in the expected timeframe of…