Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 133, Number 3, December II 1998
|Page(s)||395 - 402|
|Published online||15 December 1998|
Present performance of the dark-speckle coronagraph*
DESPA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 5 place J. Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France
2 Collège de France, 11 place M. Berthelot F-75321 Paris, France
3 Observatoire de Haute-Provence, F-04870 St-Michel l'Observatoire, France
4 Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Département Fresnel, GI2T, F-06460 Saint Vallier de Thiey, France
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Accepted: 17 June 1998
We present the recent developments of the dark speckle coronagraph and results obtained on two close binary stars. The central star is occulted by a Lyot coronagraphic system and the residual speckle pattern is detected on a photon-counting camera. Achromaticity is achieved across a wide spectral band, using a Wynne corrector. We observed the relatively faint companions of δ Per and η Psc and give an independent estimate of their position and magnitude difference.
Key words: planetary systems / stars: δ Per, η Psc, η And / instrumentation: interferometers; miscellaneous
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