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Current and future facility instruments at the Gemini Observatory
Author(s): Douglas A. Simons; Joseph B. Jensen; Peter Gray; Manuel Lazo; Rolando Rogers; John White
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Paper Abstract

Gemini's instrument program, which has existed for about a decade, has recently produced enough instruments to fully populate all of the instrument ports on both Gemini-N and Gemini-S. These delivered instruments, as well as those currently under construction and due to be delivered in the next ~2 years, are described in this report. We also summarize the bold new directions Gemini's development program will go in the next 5-10 years, as our Community embarks upon a new science mission to answer some of the most fundamental questions in astronomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549497
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas A. Simons, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Joseph B. Jensen, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Peter Gray, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Manuel Lazo, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Rolando Rogers, Gemini Observatory (United States)
John White, Gemini Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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