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July call for proposals

Gemini North and South are accepting proposals for the Fast Turnaround (FT) program. Here, we give information specific to this proposal cycle. Please see the other FT pages - particularly the rules - for general information about the program. FT-specific proposal templates must now be used for all FT proposals; see the "PIT information" section below.

Order-blocking, Acquisition, and Neutral Density Filters

The filters listed below are used during spectroscopy for order-blocking and (with the exceptions of M, L, and XD) for acquisition. For acquisition they provide complete and unvignetted views of the acquisition "keyhole," whose dimensions are shown here.

Special proposals require 2016B PIT

In preparation for the start of 2016B, all Director's Discretionary (DD) time and Poor Weather (PW) proposals must use the 2016B Phase I Tool (PIT). See the PIT Version Table for more information and download links.

National Gemini Offices

Gemini is operated by a partnership of the United States, Canada, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. These Participants and the University of Hawaii, which has regular access to Gemini, each maintain a “National Gemini Office” to support their local users.

Gemini revela imágenes super nítidas que dejan al descubierto la vida impactante de las estrellas jóvenes

Gen 4#3 SPIE 2016

Gemini Development will host an Open House at the Society of Physical and Industrial Engineers (SPIE) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:00 (UTC). Come and learn about our latest developmetns and the Gen 4#3 Request for Proposals. One-on-one meetings are available between 14:00-16:00. Sign up on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!
 

Innovative Gemini/CFHT Partnership Explores a Hot Jupiter

Embargoed until June 20, 2016 at 1600 London time / 1100 US Eastern time / 0500 Hawaii time / 1200 Chile time

Artistʻs view of a newborn giant planet like the one newly discovered at the immediate vicinity of the very active infant star V830 Tau, as might be seen by an observer located close to the giant planet.

Target Component

The specification of the Target component differs somewhat depending on whether a Natural Guide Star (NGS) or the Laser Guide Star (LGS) is being employed. There also can be differences in the target component, depending on whether NIRI or NIFS is being used, since the NIFS OIWFS can be employed to provide tip/tilt information.

ALTAIR Component

This page explains how to configure ALTAIR in the Observing Tool. Note also the guidelines at the bottom of the page for configuring the OT's "Target Component" when ALTAIR is being used.

ALTAIR Component

The detailed component editor for ALTAIR is accessed in the usual manner, by selecting the ALTAIR component in your science program, and is shown here: