NaCo’s coronagraphic upgrades
Julien Girard (1), Markus Kasper (1), Sascha Quanz (2), Guillaume Montagnier (1)
(1) ESO; (2) ETH Zurich
We present coronagraphic upgrades that took place in the past months on NaCo, the versatile high contrast imager/spectrograph currently operated at VLT. Potential upgrades are also described as well as scientific return and new operation modes. NaCo not only serves as test bench and survey tool for SPHERE but also allows to carry on programs in a different parameter space, notably thanks to L-band imaging/spectroscopy and LGS aided observations.