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24 September 2012 Gemini's instrumentation program: latest results and long-range plan
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The Gemini Observatory is going through an extraordinary time with astronomical instrumentation. New powerful capabilities are delivered and are soon entering scientific operations. In parallel, new instruments are being planned and designed to align the strategy with community needs and enhance the competitiveness of the Observatory for the next decade. We will give a broad overview of the instrumentation program, focusing on achievements, challenges and strategies within a scientific, technical and management perspective. In particular we will discuss the following instruments and projects (some will have dedicated detailed papers in this conference): GMOS-CCD refurbishment, FLAMINGOS-2, GeMS (MCAO system and imager GSAOI), GPI, new generation of A&G, GRACES (fiber feed to CFHT ESPaDOnS) and GHOS (Gemini High-resolution Optical Spectrograph), and provide some updates about detector controllers, mid-IR instruments, Altair, GNIRS, GLAO and future workhorse instruments.
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Maxime Boccas, S. J. Kleinman, Stephen Goodsell, Eric Tollestrup, Andrew Adamson, Gustavo Arriagada, Julian Christou, Patricio Gonzalez, Kevin Hanna, Markus Hartung, Manuel Lazo, Rachel Mason, Benoît Neichel, Gabriel Perez, Doug Simons, Brian Walls, and John White "Gemini's instrumentation program: latest results and long-range plan", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844606 (24 September 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925516
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