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Gemini is pleased to announce the launch of 4 feasibility studies as a result of the GIFS RfP process. The four studies (alphabetically) are GEONIS, GMOX, MOVIES, and OCTOCAM. Below is a brief synopsis of each study:
Left: J-band polarized intensity (P⊥) images. Right: P⊥ scaled by r2, where r is the distance in pixels from the central binary, corrected for projection effects. Both images are shown on a linear scale and oriented north up and east left. The coronagraph is represented by the black filled circles.
6 Nov 2014
Commercial power has been restored to Cerro Pachón, and the road will be passable for a delivery of fuel for the backup generator on Monday. Thus, we will be resuming science operations early next week.
The region of Re50 and Re50N observed in 2006 with SuprimeCam at the Subaru telescope, and in 2014 with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) at the Gemini South telescope. A [SII] filter was used for both images. The seeing was in both cases 0.5 arcsec. Each image is about 3 arcmin wide. North is up and east is left.
Changes in the universe don’t often happen on human timescales.
The Users Committee for Gemini has reserved a 2-hour block for a hands-on, bring-your-own data workshop with Gemini staff and expert users. What topics would you like to see addressed in such a workshop? Examples might be mask-making with GMMPS or reducing GPI data; please tell us what YOU would like help with by submitting topics for discussion.