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Gemini Planet Imager Facility and Team Images

January 6, 2014

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GPI Pre-delivery Acceptance Review Committee

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Working on GPI at NRC Herzberg (part of the National Research
Council of Canada)

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Eighteen hours after leaving the Santiago Chile airport, the Gemini
Planet Imager arrives atop Cerro Pachón where Gemini South staff
welcome this next-generation exoplanet imaging instrument.

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GPI inside the dome of Gemini South telescope as it is lifted by a
crane and moved into position for mounting on the telescope's
instrument support structure.

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Gaston Gausachs and Les Saddlemyer prepare to remove part of
the lifting hardware before installing GPI on the Gemini South
telescope’s Instrument Support Structure (ISS).

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GPI after mounting on the uplooking port of the Gemini South
telescope's instrument support structure.

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GPI on the lower (uplooking) port of the Gemini South telescope
in Chile.

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The GPI team celebrates with a toast after a successful run of GPI
integration with the Gemini South telescope.

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GPI on the uplooking port of the Gemini South Telescope as it
prepares for a night of exoplanet observations.

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The GPI integration team celebrates after obtaining first light images
at the Gemini South telescope control room in Chile.