Coronagraphic Demonstration Experiment Using Aluminum Mirrors for Space Infrared Astronomical Observations

  title={Coronagraphic Demonstration Experiment Using Aluminum Mirrors for Space Infrared Astronomical Observations},
  author={Shinji Oseki and Shinki Oyabu and Daisuke Ishihara and Keigo Enya and Kanae Haze and Takayuki Kotani and H. Kaneda and Miho Nishiyama and Lyu Abe and Tomoyasu Yamamuro},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  pages={1077 - 1083}
For future space infrared astronomical coronagraphy, we perform experimental studies on the application of aluminum mirrors to a coronagraph. Cooled reflective optics is required for broadband mid-infrared observations in space, while high-precision optics are required for coronagraphy. For the coronagraph instrument originally proposed for the next-generation infrared astronomical satellite project SPICA (SCI: SPICA Coronagraph Instrument), we fabricated and evaluated the optics consisting of… 
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