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Gemini Planet Imager (GPI): Cleared for Shipment to Gemini South!

In a milestone statement distributed moments ago by the GPI Pre-delivery Acceptance Review Committee, Chair Stephen Goodsell announced that GPI is now clear for shipment from the University of California Santa Cruz to Gemini South in Chile.The Committee’s final report is slated for release on July 26th, but a statement sumarizing the results of the review is available now - GPI Review Committee: Final Day Statement  41 KB

 

Gemini e-Newscast #29 -- March 2, 2011

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Gemini Instrument Feasibility Study

Gemini is pleased to announce the launch of 4 feasibility studies as a result of the GIFS RfP process. The four studies (alphabetically) are GEONIS, GMOX, MOVIES, and OCTOCAM. Below is a brief synopsis of each study:

GPI Phase II Checks

Purpose

The purpose of these page is to give quick guidelines to both Contact Scientists, NGO's and PI's to make sure that the defined observations in the OT are correctly defined. 

Background

The Phase II check point of view GPI consists of 4 components as these are driving the Phase II checking.

 

Gemini IRAF 1.13 available in recent Ureka 1.5.1 release

Version 1.13 of the Gemini IRAF package is now available in the latest version of Ureka, 1.5.1, released last month (http://ssb.stsci.edu/ureka).

Star Pair’s Dusty Disk Shines Light on Planet Formation

Left: J-band polarized intensity (P⊥) images. Right: P⊥ scaled by r2, where r is the distance in pixels from the central binary, corrected for projection effects. Both images are shown on a linear scale and oriented north up and east left. The coronagraph is represented by the black filled circles.

Status and Availability

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Gemini South resuming operations

Commercial power has been restored to Cerro Pachón, and the road will be passable for a delivery of fuel for the backup generator on Monday. Thus, we will be resuming science operations early next week.

Don’t Blink: A Light Show in a Dynamic Stellar Nursery

The region of Re50 and Re50N observed in 2006 with SuprimeCam at the Subaru telescope, and in 2014 with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) at the Gemini South telescope. A [SII] filter was used for both images. The seeing was in both cases 0.5 arcsec. Each image is about 3 arcmin wide. North is up and east is left.

Changes in the universe don’t often happen on human timescales.

Gemini nightlog summaries now available

The Gemini North nightlog summary and Gemini South nightlog summary are now available from the Gemini Science home page. The default view is the current week of summaries for each site, however dates can be selected back to late 2003.