The relevance of prior inclination determination for direct imaging of Earth-like planets

@article{Janson2010TheRO,
  title={The relevance of prior inclination determination for direct imaging of Earth-like planets},
  author={Markus Janson},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={408},
  pages={514-521}
}
  • M. Janson
  • Published 15 June 2010
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Direct imaging and characterization of extrasolar Earth-like planets are strongly impacted by the orbital inclination of the planet to be studied, as a combination of pure geometrical effects and the impact of exozodiacal dust. Here, we perform simulations to quantify the impact of a priori knowledge of inclination for the efficiency of a typical coronagraphic or occulter-based mission. The relative impact and complementarity with prior knowledge of exozodiacal brightness down to achievable… 

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