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HCG87 imaged with GMOS-S

Gemini Observatory - GMOS-S Commissioning Team

During commissioning in early 2003 of the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on the Gemini South Telescope, images and spectra were obtained of the group of galaxies known as the Hickson Compact Group 87 (HCG 87). The Gemini image (shown, left) compares very favorably with the Hubble Space Telescope Heritage image of this same field and illustrates the remarkable resolution that is possible with Gemini when atmospheric conditions are optimal. These links contain the press release and full resolution images.

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