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Gemini South Back On Sky

January 25th, 2019

Gemini is happy to announce that Gemini South went back on sky the night of Jan 24, after the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Southern operations area on Jan 19.
Gemini South Engineering Operations successfully adjusted the hydraulic bearing system, recovered the elevation encoder and delivered the telescope to resume operations.
The telescope behaved normally and science observations resumed even though the weather did not coopoerate with great conditions.

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