Integral Field Spectroscopy with the Solar Gravitational Lens

  title={Integral Field Spectroscopy with the Solar Gravitational Lens},
  author={Alexander Madurowicz and Bruce A. Macintosh},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The prospect of combining integral field spectroscopy with the solar gravitational lens (SGL) to spectrally and spatially resolve the surfaces and atmospheres of extrasolar planets is investigated. The properties of hyperbolic orbits visiting the focal region of the SGL are calculated analytically, demonstrating trade-offs between departure velocity and time of arrival, as well as gravity assist maneuvers and heliocentric angular velocity. Numerical integration of the solar barycentric motion… 


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