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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:

2016B Programs and Schedule Announced

The Gemini 2016B observing programs have now been announced. Notification emails to successful PIs were sent today, June 17 2016. Please check the schedules page for more information. Note that the new Observing Tool must be used to access and update 16B programs.

Phase II Checklist

Checklist for FLAMINGOS-2 Phase II (OT) programs


GNIRS in the Observing Tool

The GNIRS team strongly recommends that users start from the automatically-generated OT templates and the GNIRS OT library when preparing GNIRS observations. The library contains detailed instructions for customising the template observations: changing targets, standard stars, slit widths, wavelengths, etc. This web page is intended to explain the various OT components in more depth:

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Semester 2016B

This page provides instructions for completing Phase II Science Programs for all Gemini North and Gemini South instruments. It includes submission details and notes of any procedural changes. Please read this page carefully!



2016B Classical Schedule

Semester 2016B

The table below summarises the classically-scheduled programs that have been awarded time on Gemini North and South, as well as programs from the Gemini community awarded Exchange time on Subaru. Jump directly to the schedule for:

2016B OT Released

The 2016B Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. This update is required to access the Gemini Observing Databases.

The Installation Instructions are linked off of the Observing Tool web page, and we recommend that everyone download their programs from the databases rather than import from saved XMLs.

June 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.