Astrophysics (index)

Direct Imaging

(detection/observation of exoplanets by taking pictures of it)

Direct Imaging is a method of discovering and observing Extra Solar Planets, but can be done only for nearby stars, planets orbiting far from their stars (e.g., many AU), and hot (bright) planets and/or cool stars, e.g., Brown Dwarves (BD). Planets have been observed and discovered using this technique, e.g., around HR 8799.

Direct imaging is considered a great advantage in spotting some types of Biosignatures, such as any in the "shine" of the planets.


(exoplanets)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methods_of_detecting_exoplanets

Referenced by:
Atmospheric Model
Coronagraph
Extreme Adaptive Optics (ExAO)
Exosatellite
Extra Solar Planet
Exo-S
HabEx
HR 8799
PALMS
Photometry
PSF Fitting
Speckle Suppression

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