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Future Gemini instrumentation
Author(s): Fred C. Gillett; C. Matt Mountain
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Paper Abstract

The following capabilities have been identified as high priority for future Gemini instrumentation. (1) A natural guide star/laser beacon adaptive optics (AO) system at Cerro Pachon, and laser beacon capability for the Mauna Kea AO system. (2) A near IR coronagraph/imager for Cerro Pachon. (3) 1-2.5 micrometers multi-object spectroscopic capability, including IFU and multi-slit capability for use with AO corrected images, and wide field multi-object capability over at least 5 arcmin field of view. (4) Polarization modulators for optical and IR wavelengths at both Mauna Kea and Cerro Pachon. (5) A high stability lab optical spectrometer for Cerro Pachon, with resolutions around 120K and >= 300K.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317278
Show Author Affiliations
Fred C. Gillett, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
C. Matt Mountain, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3354:
Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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