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Gemini Planet Imager (GPI): Cleared for Shipment to Gemini South!

In a milestone statement distributed moments ago by the GPI Pre-delivery Acceptance Review Committee, Chair Stephen Goodsell announced that GPI is now clear for shipment from the University of California Santa Cruz to Gemini South in Chile.The Committee’s final report is slated for release on July 26th, but a statement sumarizing the results of the review is available now - GPI Review Committee: Final Day Statement  41 KB

 

Gemini e-Newscast #29 -- March 2, 2011

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Semester 2015A

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!

 


 

Sensitivity Table (Imaging)

This page presents results from using the GMOS Integration Time Calculator (ITC). The table lists the estimated brightnesses of point sources and uniform surface brightness sources that give a signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of 5 in a one-hour integration.

Defining a N&S Observation

In this section we outline a few definitions and features of a GMOS Nod & Shuffle observation.

 

Announcement of Opportunity for new Large and Long Programs

Gemini Observatory announces an opportunity for new Large and Long Programs. Eligible PIs are invited to propose scientific investigations to begin observation in the 2015B semester. Letters of Intent are due February 2 2015, and completed proposals are due March 31 2015.  Details and requirements are available in the Announcement of Opportunity.

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:

OT Details for Flamingos-2

The FLAMINGOS-2 team strongly recommends that PIs read this section and also that they start from the automatically-generated OT templates for FLAMINGOS-2 OT library when preparing F2 observations. The library contains detailed instructions for customising the template observations: changing targets, standard stars, slit widths, etc. This web page is intended to explain the various OT components in depth:

2015A Observing Tool released

The 2015A Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. This update is required to access the Gemini Observing Databases. Installation instructions are linked off of the Observing Tool web page, and we recommend that everyone download their programs from scratch from the ODBs rather than import from saved XMLs.

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.