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Gemini planet imager integration to the Gemini South telescope software environment
Author(s): Fredrik T. Rantakyrö; Andrew Cardwell; Jeffrey Chilcote; Jennifer Dunn; Stephen Goodsell; Pascale Hibon; Bruce Macintosh; Carlos Quiroz; Marshall D. Perrin; Naru Sadakuni; Leslie Saddlemyer; Dmitry Savransky; Andrew Serio; Claudia Winge; Ramon Galvez; Gaston Gausachs; Kayla Hardie; Markus Hartung; Javier Luhrs; Lisa Poyneer; Sandrine Thomas
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Paper Abstract

The Gemini Planet Imager is an extreme AO instrument with an integral field spectrograph (IFS) operating in Y, J, H, and K bands. Both the Gemini telescope and the GPI instrument are very complex systems. Our goal is that the combined telescope and instrument system may be run by one observer operating the instrument, and one operator controlling the telescope and the acquisition of light to the instrument. This requires a smooth integration between the two systems and easily operated control interfaces. We discuss the definition of the software and hardware interfaces, their implementation and testing, and the integration of the instrument with the telescope environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 91492B (6 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055654
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Fredrik T. Rantakyrö, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Andrew Cardwell, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Jeffrey Chilcote, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Jennifer Dunn, NRC - Herzburg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Stephen Goodsell, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Pascale Hibon, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Bruce Macintosh, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Carlos Quiroz, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Marshall D. Perrin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Naru Sadakuni, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Leslie Saddlemyer, NRC - Herzburg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Dmitry Savransky, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Andrew Serio, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Claudia Winge, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Ramon Galvez, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Gaston Gausachs, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Kayla Hardie, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Markus Hartung, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Javier Luhrs, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Lisa Poyneer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Sandrine Thomas, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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