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Gemini North Back on the Sky Tonight

The Gemini North telescope will resume scientific operations tonight after an unscheduled shutdown due to the failure of a dome shutter drive unit. The Gemini engineering team was able to repair the unit on their original schedule and minimize down-time to Gemini North operations.

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The Gemini eNewscast is a monthly electronic distribution of information for users of Gemini Observatory.

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2014-08-22 Gemini e-Newscast #62
2014-07-21 Gemini e-Newscast #61
2014-06-19 Gemini e-Newscast #60
2014-05-21 Gemini e-Newscast #59
2014-04-24 Gemini e-Newscast #58
2014-03-21 Gemini e-Newscast #57
2014-02-14 Gemini e-Newscast #56
2014-01-17 Gemini e-Newscast #55

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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.