Testing Optimized Principal Component Analysis on Coronagraphic Images of the Fomalhaut System

Meshkat, Tiffany ; Kenworthy, Matthew ; Quanz, Sascha P. ; Amara, Adam

In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2013, vol. 8, no. S299, p. 56-57

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    We present the results of a study to optimize the principal component analysis (PCA) algorithm for planet detection, a new algorithm complementing ADI and LOCI for increasing the contrast achievable next to a bright star. We apply PCA to our Fomalhaut VLT NACO Apodizing Phase Plate NB4.05 data