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Five years of queue observing at the Gemini telescopes
Author(s): Phil Puxley; Inger Jørgensen
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Paper Abstract

We review the first five years of science operations at Gemini Observatory with particular emphasis on the evolution of the queue observing mode through its challenges, false assumptions and successes. The telescope operations are now acquiring high quality data very efficiently, completing the most meritorious programs and delivering data to the community in a timely manner. The telescopes routinely operate in a multi-instrument queue mode where several facility instruments are used each night.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2006
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 62700V (29 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668934
Show Author Affiliations
Phil Puxley, Gemini Observatory (United States)
National Science Foundation (United States)
Inger Jørgensen, Gemini Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6270:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems
David R. Silva; Rodger E. Doxsey, Editor(s)

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