PLATO: PSF modelling using a micro-scanning technique
1 Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC), Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120 Aarhus C, Denmark,
2 Seaview Sensing, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2NS - United Kingdom
3 LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, 5 place Jules Janssen 92195 Meudon cedex, France
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Published online: 23 September 2015
The PLATO space mission is designed to detect telluric planets in the habitable zone of solar type stars, and simultaneously characterise the host star using ultra high precision photometry. The photometry will be performed on board using weighted masks. However, to reach the required precision, corrections will have to be performed by the ground segment and will rely on precise knowledge of the instrument PSF (Point Spread Function). We here propose to model the PSF using a microscanning method.
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