The Big Occulting Steerable Satellite (BOSS)

  title={The Big Occulting Steerable Satellite (BOSS)},
  author={Craig J Copi and Glenn D Starkman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={581 - 592}
Natural (such as lunar) occultations have long been used to study sources on small angular scales, while coronographs have been used to study high-contrast sources. We describe here the properties of the Big Occulting Steerable Satellite (BOSS), a large steerable occulting satellite to combine both of these techniques. BOSS will have several advantages over standard occulting bodies. BOSS would block all but about 4 × 10-5 of the light at 1 μm in the region of interest around the star for… 

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