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Gemini Observatory's Facility Instrument Program
Author(s): Douglas A. Simons; Robert Nolan; Manuel Lazo; Wendy Mays; Ian M. Richardson; Luis Solis
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Paper Abstract

This is the fourth in a series of SPIE papers that chronicle the accomplishments, challenges, and evolution of Gemini's instrumentation program. For the first time we are pleased to report about progress made on instruments being fabricated as well as results with completed instruments, now steadily producing world-class scientific results at the Gemini Observatory. With the steady arrival of new facility class instruments, we anticipate phasing out our reliance on visitor instruments, which have enabled our early scientific capabilities at both Gemini-N and Gemini-S. Currently two facility class instruments are operational and six more are due in roughly a year, hence commissioning all of these instruments in Hawaii and Chile will doubtless be an enormous task for the staff at Gemini in the near future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461031
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas A. Simons, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Robert Nolan, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Manuel Lazo, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Wendy Mays, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Ian M. Richardson, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Luis Solis, Gemini Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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