Coronagraphy VS. nulling

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Nulling cancels out the light of a source by destructive interference between several beams, while coronagraphy is a much larger family of high dynamical range imaging techniques designed for single pupil telescopes. In this paper, nulling techniques and three different classes of coronagraphs are compared using criteria relevant to the detection of Earth-sized planets around nearby stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalEAS Publications Series
StatePublished - 2004
EventAstronomy with High Contrast Imaging II: Instrumentation for Coronagraphy and Nulling Interferometry - Nice, France
Duration: Oct 6 2003Oct 10 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • General Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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