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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.
Figure 1. Artist's rendition of UY Aur's probable outflow system. Credit: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, All Rights Reserved.
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.
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.
The GPI Pipeline
The Gemini Planet Imager Data Pipeline allows transformation of raw data from GPI into calibrated spectral and polarimetric data cubes. It also provides some basic capabilities for PSF suppression through differential imaging, and for astrometry and spectrophotometry of detected sources.
Priority Visitor observing will be available (and the default) for Large and Long Programs in 2014B; it may also be granted to experienced observers for 2014B Band 1 programs.The following notes apply to 2014B, and will be updated for 2015A when more extensive use of PV observing is anticipated.
GPI programs selected for Early Science Observations
The table below summarizes the programs that have been approved for GPI Early Science observations.