Resolved imaging of extra-solar planets with future 10-100 km optical interferometric arrays
Collège de France & Observatoire de Haute Provence (CNRS), F-04870 Saint Michel l'Observatoire, France e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 30 January 1996
In the recent years, interferometric arrays of optical telescopes have reached sizes of the order of 100 m, but they have yet to produce high-resolution images. The analysis of image formation now shows that such images are theoretically obtainable directly in the recombined focal plane, if there are enough telescopes. Resolved images of extra-solar planets are in principle obtainable with 10 km ground-based arrays.
Key words: techniques: interferometric planetary systems
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