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Instrumentation at Gemini Observatory (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Scot J. Kleinman

Paper Abstract

Gemini's instrumentation and adaptive optics development efforts continue to grow. We run an active upgrade program for existing instruments, a facility program to bring new instruments to the observatory, and a visitor program that allows teams to bring their own instruments to Gemini for their own and general community science. On the upgrade front, we have finished installing new CCDs into both our GMOS instruments; improved the capabilities of our multi-conjugate adaptive optics system at Gemini South, GeMS; and replaced the lasers in the adaptive optics systems at both our telescopes. GHOST, our new high-resolution optical spectrograph is nearing completion for 2019 delivery and our new 8-band, optical to infrared imager and spectrograph, OCTOCAM, is well into its design phase. Our visiting instruments continue to grow in both number and complexity and we are developing a path to transition selected instruments from our visitor program to become full facility instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2018
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Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 1070206 (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2308298
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Scot J. Kleinman, Gemini Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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