Making good use of JWST's coronagraphs: tools and strategies from a user's perspective
Girard, Julien H.
Blair, William P.
Van Gorkom, Kyle
Hines, Dean C.
Leisenring, Jarron M.
Stark, Christopher C.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Steward Observ
Univ Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
MetadataShow full item record
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
CitationJulien H. Girard, William Blair, Brian Brooks, Keira Brooks, Robert Brown, Howard Bushouse, Alicia Canipe, Christine Chen, Matteo Correnti, J. Brendan Hagan, Bryan Hilbert, Dean Hines, Jarron Leisenring, Joseph Long, Bryony Nickson, Marshall D. Perrin, Klaus Pontoppidan, Laurent Pueyo, Abhijith Rajan, Adric Riedel, Remi Soummer, John Stansberry, Christopher Stark, Kyle Van Gorkom, and Brian York "Making good use of JWST's coronagraphs: tools and strategies from a user's perspective", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106983V (17 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314198; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314198
Rights© (2018) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Collection InformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AbstractThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and its suite of instruments, modes and high contrast capabilities will enable imaging and characterization of faint and dusty astrophysical sources(1-3) (exoplanets, proto-planetary and debris disks, dust shells, etc.) in the vicinity of hosts (stars of all sorts, active galactic nuclei, etc.) with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and angular resolution at wavelengths beyond 2 mu m. Two of its four instruments, NIRCam(4,5) and MIRI,(6) feature coronagraphs(7,8) for wavelengths from 2 to 23 mu m. JWST will stretch the current parameter space (contrast at a given separation) towards the infrared with respect to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and in sensitivity with respect to what is currently achievable from the ground with the best adaptive optics (AO) facilities. The Coronagraphs Working Group at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) along with the Instruments Teams and internal/external partners coordinates efforts to provide the community with the best possible preparation tools, documentation, pipelines, etc. Here we give an update on user support and operational aspects related to coronagraphy. We aim at demonstrating an end to end observing strategy and data management chain for a few science use cases involving coronagraphs. This includes the choice of instrument modes as well as the observing and point-spread function (PSF) subtraction strategies (e.g. visibility, reference stars selection tools, small grid dithers), the design of the proposal with the Exposure Time Calculator (ETC), and the Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT), the generation of realistic simulated data at small working angles and the generation of high level, science-grade data products enabling calibration and state of the art data-processing.
VersionFinal published version
SponsorsNational Aeronautics and Space Administration [NAS5-26555, NAS5-03127]