Gemini North Fish Eye LGS
Credit: 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i/University of Hawaii - Hilo
Here is a "fish eye" image of the Gemini North observatory during a Laser Guide Star (LGS) run, taken from the catwalk around the outside of the UH 2.2 meter telescope. LGS creates an “artificial star” which is used as a reference source for adaptive optics systems on Gemini instruments. Directly behind the Gemini Observatory is the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope; continuing counter clockwise is the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, the double domes of the W. M. Keck Observatory, followed by the Subaru Telescope.
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