EAS Publications Series
Volume 8, 2003Astronomy with High Contrast Imaging
|Page(s)||1 - 15|
|Published online||28 May 2003|
Claude Aime and Rémi Soummer (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 8 (2003) 1-15
High Contrast Imaging and Extrasolar Planets
LUTH - Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The physical bases of the detection and characterisation of extrasolar are reviewed and the first findings are presented. A special attention is paid to the imaging method in the reflected light and thermal emission regimes. They both have their advantages and disadvantages, including artefacts, in the determination of planet physical parameters (mass, size, albedo, surface and atmospheric conditions etc.). New perspectives for these different aspects are presented. Finally a brief account of the ground based programmes and space-based projects and their potentialities for Earth-like planets is made and discussed.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2003
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