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Gemini-S shutdown work completed

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The Gemini-S telescope is now back into operation following the planned maintenance shutdown.

Main events during this year’s shutdown was the re-coating of the primary mirror, and the investigation into the problems with the GMOS-S CCDs, in particular the intermittent charge spreading that has plagued CCD1. Both these main events, and many other activities were executed successfully and within the planned time.

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