Sparse Aperture Masking at the VLT


S. Lacour (1), P. Tuthill (2), M. Ireland (2), N. Huèlamo (3)


(1) Observatoire de Paris; (2) Sydney University; (3) Centro de Astrobiologia


Sparse Aperture Masking (SAM) is offered to the community on NaCo at the VLT since period 82. We will present the physical implementation of the mode on site. We will show theoretical simulations and explain how this mode can be used for faint companion detection. This paper will end with a discussion about recent exciting detections.

Attached documents

Lyot2010proc s8 poster LacourS.pdf
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