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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers (Tadayuki Kodama, Kumiko S. Usuda, Naoyuki Tamura, Tomonori Usuda) by email : (please change"_at" to @).

August 6, Friday, at 11:00 am

" Scexao: Project Overview and Progress Report "

Faustine Cantalloube, Olivier Guyon, Frantz Martinache,
and Vincent Garrel

(Subaru Telescope)

The Subaru Coronographique Extreme Adaptive Optics (SCExAO) project is an upgrade developed in the context of SEEDS, Subaru Strategic Exploration of Exoplanets and Disks with HiCIAO/AO-188. This system is designed for high contrast coronagraphic imaging at small angular separations from a star, and is scheduled to see first light on the Subaru Telescope in early 2011. The SCExAO bench takes light from AO188, which performs further wavefront correction/calibration and coronagraphic suppression of starlight, and uses the HiCIAO near-IR camera, specifically designed for high contrast imaging as a science detector. A separate visible light channel is used for both visible wavefront sensing and visible light imaging. We will give an overview of the project and describe its current status.

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

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