News

Parameters Updated

August 10, 2018

New beamsplitters feeding CHARIS have been added

plate scale has been updated

recommended exposure times have been added on the page for each mode

guidance on ADC for K-band mode has been added.

Observing Scenarios Added

February 7, 2017

Observing strategies for extended and point source targets have been added to the menu items to provide guidance in target planning in proposals.

Saturation Limits added

September 2, 2016

Updated Saturation limits and zero points for different imaging modes have been added to the website to assist those proposing for CHARIS time.

Updated Contrast Curve

August 31, 2016

The contrast 5-sigma contrast curve from CHARIS first-light engineering has been updated.

CHARIS First Light

July 12, 2016

CHARIS had a successful first-light engineering run. CHARIS and SCExAO had half nights over July 12-15. We had an exciting set of observations, with fantastic Strehl ratios of ~80% on the last night.