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Gemini Observatory science operations plan
Author(s): Phil J. Puxley; Fred C. Gillett; C. Matt Mountain; Douglas A. Simons
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Paper Abstract

We review the Gemini Observatory science operations plan including the proposal submission, allocation and observation planning processes; the telescope operation model; and the scientific staffing plans and user support. Use of the telescope is shown via a sub-stellar companion search program to illustrate the planning tools and level of integration required between the observatory control, telescope control and data handling software systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3349, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return, (3 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316527
Show Author Affiliations
Phil J. Puxley, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
Fred C. Gillett, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
C. Matt Mountain, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
Douglas A. Simons, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)


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

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