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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.

Instructions for Visitors

Gemini South

gemini_python X1 release

gemini_python, version X1.0.1: November 14, 2014
Expires on: TBD

Overview

gemini_python is a new Python-based data reduction platform under development at Gemini. It was developed to support the Quality Assessment Pipeline.

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Gemini Data Processing Software

 

Official Data Processing Software

The data reduction software approved for scientific purposes is the Gemini IRAF package.

GIFS Bidders Conference Information

On the 31st October Gemini Observatory will host an interactive remote Bidders Conference for participates to learn more about the GIFS RfP.

Participants can attend by phone or by polycom. Gemini will host two equivalent sessions to allow for participation across many different time zones.

Session 1: 11:00 – 13:30 CLST
Session 2: 19:00 – 21:30 CLST

If you plan on attending one of the sessions, please email gifs_rfp@gemini.edu and inform us which session you plan on attending and how. (i.e. my phone or polycom)

Mask-making Software

GMMPS v1.0.4 released

This version supports all GMOS-N and GMOS-S detector configurations (and also Flamingos-2 once its MOS mode is commissioned).

We highly recommend to update to this latest version.
This will bring you more efficient and fully compatible mask design.
Gemini may reject masks designed with older versions of GMMPS.

Observing Strategies

 

Long-slit

The gaps between the three detectors in GMOS cause gaps in the spectral coverage, see the example. The size of the gaps in wavelength space depends on the grating used, but is typically a few nanometers. If continuous spectral coverage is essential for your program, consider using two configurations of the grating with central wavelengths 3-5 nm different.