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Current Instruments

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This page shows Gemini's current facility and visiting instruments. The expected instrument availability for the coming semester is given in the current Call for Proposals; information for the current and previous semesters (and the next semester when finalized) can be found in the schedules section. Recent science highlights from Gemini's instrumentation suite can be found here.


Gemini North Instruments

Visible Near-IR Mid-IR Other facilities
Expected to be available in 2020A/B.  For more info on these or other Visiting Instruments, contact gemini-vip@gemini.edu
Facility Instruments
GMOS (multi-object, long-slit and IFU spectrograph and imager)
Instrument Fact Sheet
NIRI (1-5µm imager)
Instrument Fact Sheet
GCAL (facility calibration unit)
NIFS (1.0-2.5µm integral field spectrograph) Instrument Fact Sheet ALTAIR (facility natural/laser guide star AO system)
GNIRS (1-5µm long-slit and 0.9-2.5µm cross-dispersed spectrograph; formerly at Gemini South) Instrument Fact Sheet
Visiting Instruments
GRACES (0.4-1.0μm high resolution spectrograph)
'Alopeke (diffraction-limited optical imager)
 POLISH2 (optical polarimeter)
MAROON-X (high-resolution spectrograph)

Gemini South Instruments

Visible Near-IR Mid-IR Other facilities
Expected to be available in 2020A/B.  For more info on these or other Visiting Instruments, contact gemini-vip@gemini.edu
Facility Instruments
GMOS (multi-object, long-slit and IFU spectrograph and imager)
Instrument Fact Sheet
GCAL (facility calibration unit)
GSAOI (high-resolution imager for use with Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics system "GeMS") Instrument Fact Sheet GeMS (Multi-conjugate adaptive optics system)
GPI (adaptive-optics imaging polarimeter/integral-field spectrometer) Instrument Fact Sheet
FLAMINGOS-2 (long-slit spectrograph and imager) Instrument Fact Sheet
Visiting Instruments
Zorro (diffraction-limited optical imager) IGRINS (external link)(high-resolution spectrograph)