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6 July 2018 Upgrading the Gemini planet imager: GPI 2.0
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The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is the dedicated high-contrast imaging facility, located on Gemini South, designed for the direct detection and characterization of young Jupiter mass exoplanets. In 2019, Gemini is considering moving GPI from Gemini South to Gemini North. Analysis of GPI's as-built performance has highlighted several key areas of improvement to its detection capabilities while leveraging its current capabilities as a facility class instrument. We present the proposed upgrades which include a pyramid wavefront sensor, broadband low spectral resolution prisms and new apodized-pupil Lyot coronagraph designs all of which will enhance the current science capabilities while enabling new science programs.
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Jeffrey K. Chilcote, Vanessa P. Bailey, Rob De Rosa, Bruce Macintosh, Eric Nielsen, Andrew Norton, Maxwell A. Millar-Blanchaer, James Graham, Christian Marois, Laurent Pueyo, Julien Rameau, Dmitry Savransky, and Jean-Pierre Veran "Upgrading the Gemini planet imager: GPI 2.0", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 1070244 (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313771
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