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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
Quasar feedback measured
To reach the desired instrument performance GPI is constrained both in the suitable weather conditions and the elevation of the target being observed.
Baseline calibrations include:
- GCAL flat field
- GCAL ThAr arc
- Flux standard star
Overview of TEXES' Capabilities
TEXES, the Texas Echelon Cross Echelle Spectrograph is a high resolution (R ~ 4,000-100,000) mid-infrared (5-25 micron) spectrometer, which was first offered at Gemini North as a visitor instrument in Semester 2006B. TEXES will be available at Gemini North as a visitor instrument in Semester 2014B.
See the Status and Availability page for important information on using TEXES at Gemini.
New version of the Gemini IRAF package released (v1.13)
Director's Discretionary (DD) and Poor Weather (PW) proposals must use the 2015A PIT. See the PIT Version Table for more information and download links.
The Observing Tool target name search triggered by the magnifying glass button to the right of the target name entry box is currently offline due to a hardware failure at the CADC. We will release an updated OT in February which points to a new server.