publication . Book . Article . 2009

Characterization of extra-solar planets with direct-imaging techniques

Tinetti, Giovanna; Cash, Webster; Glassman, Tiffany; Christoph Keller; Oakley, Phil; Snik, F.; Stam, Daphne; Turnbull, Margret;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Unknown Publisher
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
In order to characterize the physical properties of an extra-solar planet one needs to detect planetary radiation, either visible (VIS) to near-infrared (NIR) reflected starlight or infrared (IR) thermal radiation. Both the reflected and thermal flux depend on the size of the planet, the distance between the planet and the star, the distance between the observer and the planet, and the planet’s phase angle (i.e. the angle between the star and the observer as seen from the planet). Moreover, the planetary radiation also depends on the composition and structure of the planet’s atmosphere and/ or surface, the wavelength of the observation, and other effects such as...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Solar and Stellar AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics
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publication . Book . Article . 2009

Characterization of extra-solar planets with direct-imaging techniques

Tinetti, Giovanna; Cash, Webster; Glassman, Tiffany; Christoph Keller; Oakley, Phil; Snik, F.; Stam, Daphne; Turnbull, Margret;