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2014B Observing Tool released

The 2014B Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. This update is required to access the database. Installation instructions are linked off of the Observing Tool web page, and we recommend that everyone download their programs from scratch from the ODBs rather than import from saved XMLs.

Gemini Reveals a Gravitational Wave Source in Hiding

Galaxy-wide Outflows, Powered by Supermassive Black Holes, Common Among Quasars

Figure 1. Artist’s impression of a galaxy with a large-scale outflow. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab.

FLAMINGOS-2

FLAMINGOS-2 is a Near-Infrared wide field imager and multi-object spectrometer for use on Gemini-South. It was constructed by the University of Florida Astronomy Department. FLAMINGOS-2 was first delivered to Gemini in July 2009, was refurbished by the Gemini engineering team, and returned to commissioning in December 2011. In February 2012, the instrument's large collimator was found cracked. This lens and its holder have been replaced.

Revealing the Complex Outflow Structure of Binary UY Aurigae

Figure 1. Artist's rendition of UY Aur's probable outflow system. Credit: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, All Rights Reserved.

Tackling the Orbit and Size of Beta Pictoris b

Odd planet, so far from its star...

GNIRS + GCAL Arc Lamp Identifications

The following table shows a summary of GCAL emission line plots for two lamps (Ar and Xe) at near IR wavelengths. The spectra all have the same integration time. Wavelengths are in vacuum. See also the general wavelength calibration page for more line lists etc.

Calibrations

To properly reduce GPI observations one must download the proper calibrations. This document describes how the user can download all types of calibrations from the GSA. The user should read the instructions here on how to access the GSA, these instructions are only details on how to access GPI particular data.