Gemini Planet Imager Facility and Team Images
January 6, 2014
GPI Pre-delivery Acceptance Review Committee
Working on GPI at NRC Herzberg (part of the National Research
Council of Canada)
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.
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.
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).
GPI after mounting on the uplooking port of the Gemini South
telescope's instrument support structure.
GPI on the lower (uplooking) port of the Gemini South telescope
The GPI team celebrates with a toast after a successful run of GPI
integration with the Gemini South telescope.
GPI on the uplooking port of the Gemini South Telescope as it
prepares for a night of exoplanet observations.
The GPI integration team celebrates after obtaining first light images
at the Gemini South telescope control room in Chile.