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GMOS-S Gain and Read Noise Values

The table below gives gain/read-noise values for the current GMOS Hamamatsu CCDs measured in September 2014.

Note: GMOS South data obtained before May 19, 2014 should use the previous gain/read-noise values.

SDSU Gain number

Normal Science

mode (2)

Half of all Exoplanet Host Stars are Binaries

Previous GMOS-S Gain and Read Noise Values

E2V detectors (Sep 1 2006 - May 19 2014)

 

2015A Call for Proposals Announced

Gemini is now accepting proposals for observing time in Semester 2015A. The submission deadline varies with partner and ranges from THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 to WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1, 2014. A new version of the Phase I Tool (PIT) has been released to support proposal submissions.

StarLab Current Events

StarLab Training

3:30-5:30 pm, Thursday, September 18th, 2014

UCB 127 – University Classroom Bldg., University of Hawai`i Hilo

Instructors: Janice Harvey & Christine Copes – Gemini Observatory

Gemini Observatory is pleased to offer this opportunity for training on the use of the StarLab Portable Planetarium on September 18th, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with the StarLab, and the accompanying lesson manual.

Gemini North Telescope Visit Request Form

Professional and Educational Tours

Gemini North Weather Advisory - Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

Sunday (8/10/14) Status:

  • The telescope will be open tonight if fog and humidity clear, expect return to normal operations.

This page will be updated daily with the latest operational status of Gemini North.

Gemini staff, please refer to internal communications for facility/work updates.

Current weather status can be found at the following websites:

Planet-like Object May Have Spent Its Youth as Hot as a Star

Extreme Volcanism: Image Captures one of the Brightest Volcanoes Ever Seen in the Solar System

"Bring One, Get One” Student Observer Support Program