Publications

  • The New Robotic Telescope and the Center for Advanced Optics

    The New Robotic Telescope (NRT) and the Center for Optics (CSOA) are two of the IAC's most ambitious technology initiatives for the next few years. On the one hand, NRT will be the most powerful robotic telescope in the world allowing the Spanish astrophysics community to play a leading role in the field of time domain astrophysics, while CSOA will

    Carlos M. Gutiérrez

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    11
    2021
  • A low-cost chopping system and uncooled microbolometer array for ground-based astronomy

    Mid-Infrared imaging is vital for the study of a wide variety of astronomical phenomena, including evolved stars, exoplanets, and dust enshrouded processes such as star formation in galaxies. However, infrared detectors have traditionally been expensive and it is difficult to achieve the sensitivity needed to see beyond the overwhelming mid

    Rashman, M. F. et al.

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    4
    2021
  • The Ariel 0.6 - 7.8 μm stellar limb-darkening coefficients

    We provide here tables of stellar limb-darkening coefficients (LDCs) for the Ariel ESA M4 space mission. These tables include LDCs corresponding to different wavelength bins and white bands for the NIRSpec, AIRS-Ch0 and AIRS-Ch1 spectrographs, and those corresponding to the VISPhot, FGS1 and FGS2 photometers. The LDCs are calculated with the open

    Morello, Giuseppe et al.

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    4
    2021
  • Magnetic imaging of the outer solar atmosphere (MImOSA)

    The magnetic activity of the Sun directly impacts the Earth and human life. Likewise, other stars will have an impact on the habitability of planets orbiting these host stars. Although the magnetic field at the surface of the Sun is reasonably well characterised by observations, the information on the magnetic field in the higher atmospheric layers

    Peter, H. et al.

    Advertised on:

    8
    2021
  • Occulter to earth: prospects for studying earth-like planets with the E-ELT and a space-based occulter

    Direct detection and characterization of Earth-like planets around Sun-like stars is a core task for evaluating the prevalence of habitability and life in the Universe. Here, we discuss a promising option for achieving this goal, which is based on placing an occulter in orbit and having it project its shadow onto the E-ELT at the surface of Earth

    Janson, Markus et al.

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    8
    2021
  • Atmospheric characterization of terrestrial exoplanets in the mid-infrared: biosignatures, habitability, and diversity

    Exoplanet science is one of the most thriving fields of modern astrophysics. A major goal is the atmospheric characterization of dozens of small, terrestrial exoplanets in order to search for signatures in their atmospheres that indicate biological activity, assess their ability to provide conditions for life as we know it, and investigate their

    Quanz, Sascha P. et al.

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    9
    2021