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The Gemini e-newscast #47 (May 17, 2013) features:
- A “Shockingly Bright” Gamma-ray Burst
- A Gap in a Pre-Transitional Disk
- FLAMINGOS-2 Commissioning Update
- Welcome New Users’ Committee Members
- AstroDay Hawai‘i
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GNIRS optical work has been postponed to 2014, see the Status and Availability page. This means that GNIRS remains on the telescope later in the 13A semester and is expected to be available for science in early August. Also imaging using GNIRS and the Y filter is not possible, and the short red camera is not available, until 2014.
GNIRS was built by NOAO in Tucson, Arizona and delivered to Cerro Pachon in late October 2003. Commissioning of the majority of the modes took place in stages during 2004. GNIRS was first made available for science use in 2004B. The instrument was damaged in 2007 while at Cerro Pachon and, with the exception of its integral field unit, has now been repaired and is installed at its new home on the Gemini North telescope. Additional work to improve the performance of the instrument will continue during the next few years.
25 Apr 2013