Extrasolar planets by
The CHEOPS project aims at constructing a 2nd generation instrument for one of ESO's VLTs for direct detection of extrasolar giant planets. The phase-A feasibility study of this project ended on November 2 2004. For the extraordinarily demanding task of overcoming a contrast of at least 18 magnitudes across a separation of half a second of arc, the instrument requires
CHEOPS aims at direct detection, identification and characterization of extrasolar mature and young planets. More...
The new xetreme AO system will operate a 1600 actuator DM at 2kHz using a pyramid sensor at 0.8 micron. More...
is a differential polarimetric imager capable of measuring polarization degrees down to 10-5 per resolution element. More...
The NIR IFU
is an integral field spectrograph for the very-near ("opto-") infrared. More...