Preparing for JWST Coronagraphy, a roadmap
Coronagraphs onboard JWST NIRCam and MIRI will enable imaging of faint and dusty objects around a central host with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and angular resolution at wavelengths from 2 to 23 µm. JWST coronagraphy is well suited for the characterization of giant exoplanets at large separations (0.5-10 arcsec projected radius), the panchromatic study of circumstellar disks but also to reveal extended structures in the vicinity of dying stars, active galactic nuclei, quasars and more. The Coronagraphs Working Group at the Space Telescope Science Institute along with the Instruments Teams and internal/external partners works diligently to provide the community with the best possible preparation tools, documentation, pipelines. In this contribution, we expose our roadmap and end-to-end strategy to generate and analyze realistic coronagraphic datasets for various science use cases. Our aim is to maximize the science return of JWST coronagraphs from day 1.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #233
- Pub Date:
- January 2019