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This section mainly describes how to prepare and check GMOS observations. Setting up acquisition and observing sequences at Phase II is not intuitive until one is quite experienced (and maybe even not then). An important key to successful observation preparation is starting from the GMOS OT Library. Preparing observing sequences involves much more than setting up the observation of the target; the complete observing sequences must include "acquisition observations" (e.g., for finding the target and putting it in the spectrograph slit).
Figure 1. Spectra of PS15dpn from the combined GMOS, PESSTO and SNIFS campaign. The vertical dashed green lines refer to He I and He II lines, while the blue (only shown on left) refer to Hα and Hβ. Right panel refers to restframe days after peak.
Si te gusta ver el cielo nocturno, o si deseas obtener más información acerca de las estrellas visibles a simple vista, te invitamos a descargar los nuevos mapas estelares mensuales del Observatorio Gemini.
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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 Gemini Observatory Archive. The user should read the instructions here on how to access the GOA, these instructions are only details on how to access GPI particular data.
The Gemini North enclosure bottom shutter experienced a drive shaft bearing failure in one of the two driveboxes during the night of July 27, similar to what happened to the Gemini North enclosure top shutter in 2014. The next day, the day crew locked out the bottom shutter at a position that has limited the telescope lower elevation to 38 degrees above horizon, while we continue to observe at night.
Artist’s concept of the atmospheric collapse of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, which is eclipsed by Jupiter for two hours of each day (1.7 Earth days). The resulting temperature drop freezes sulfur dioxide gas, causing the atmosphere to “deflate,” as seen in the shadowed area on the left. Credits: SwRI/Andrew Blanchard.
Image montage showing the Maunakea Observatories, Kepler Space Telescope, and night sky with K2 Fields and discovered planetary systems (dots) overlaid. An international team of scientists discovered more than 100 planets based on images from Kepler operating in the ‘K2 Mission’.
The Gemini Observatory starts focusing on the future, specifically on what Gemini will look like beyond the year 2020. The Gemini Board of Directors has set up a Strategic Vision Committee, whose charge can be found on Gemini’s website. In essence, the Strategic Vision identifies the Observatory’s purpose, direction, and fundamental principles. It directly addresses the role the Observatory will play beyond 2021 and considers a variety of funding and partnership scenarios. By the end of this year, the Strategic Vision will be in place.