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Gemini's near-infrared instruments are capable of imaging and spectroscopy from 1 to 5 microns (see the Instrument Overview for a brief description of each). This page provides information common to all NIR instruments, specifically targeting calibrations and data reduction resources. Detailed, instrument-specific information is available on each instrument's own web pages.
Observatorios Gemini y Keck Confirman Existencia de un Planeta Potencialmente Habitable del Tamaño de la Tierra
Because TEXES is background photon noise limited and both the instrumental response and the background flux depend on wavelength, the instrument sensitivity depends strongly on wavelength and spectral resolution. Proposers are encouraged to contact TEXES team members for sensitivity estimates for observations at specific wavelengths, but can make initial estimates based on the table below.
When performing electrical troubleshooting at Gemini North telescope facility on Wednesday, February 26, one of our electrical specialists accidentally contacted a powered circuit and received an electrical shock. He was evacuated and evaluated at the nearest medical facility, and he has been released and advised that he could go back to work.