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Gemini instrument program
Author(s): Douglas A. Simons; Fred C. Gillett; Jacobus M. Oschmann; C. Matt Mountain; Robert Nolan
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Paper Abstract

Building instruments suitable for the new 8-10 m class of telescopes has been a major challenge, as specifications tighten, costs, scientific demands, and expectations grow, all while schedules remain demanding. This report provides a top level description of the status of various elements in the Gemini instrument program, and touches on some of the common problems the various teams building Gemini instruments are having. Despite these challenges, Gemini anticipates harvesting great scientific rewards from the combination of its Observatory facilities and exciting complement of scientific instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395495
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas A. Simons, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Fred C. Gillett, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Jacobus M. Oschmann, Gemini Observatory (United States)
C. Matt Mountain, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Robert Nolan, Gemini Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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