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Support capability requirements of 8-m-telescope science
Author(s): Phil J. Puxley; Todd A. Boroson; Patrick F. Roche; Jean-Rene Roy
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Paper Abstract

Science workshops were held throughout the Gemini partnership during the second half of 1997 with the aims of identifying and quantifying the supporting capabilities required to enhance the utility and efficiency of the Gemini 8m telescopes. These workshops, held separately in the US, UK, Canada and South America, ensured representation programs were considered in detail sufficient to understand the requirements for their execution on Gemini as well as for any preparatory observations. The desire for wide-field optical and near-IR imaging was frequently identified with an average of one-half to one night of these survey observations per night of Gemini follow-up. Two other common themes were high angular resolution imaging and rapid response to target-of-opportunity events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3349, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return, (3 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316512
Show Author Affiliations
Phil J. Puxley, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
Todd A. Boroson, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Patrick F. Roche, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jean-Rene Roy, Univ. Laval (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3349:
Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return
Peter J. Quinn, Editor(s)

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