9 August 2016 Gemini Instrument Upgrade Program
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The Gemini Observatory* remains committed to keeping its operational instrumentation competitive and serving the needs of its user community. Currently the observatory operates a 4 instruments + 1 AO system at each site. At Gemini North the GMOS-N, GNIRS, NIFS and NIRI instruments are offered supported by the ALTAIR AO system. In the south, GMOS-S, F-2, GPI and GSAOI are offered instrumentation and GeMS is the provided AO System. This paper reviews our strategy to keep our instrumentation suite competitive, examines both our current funded upgrade projects and our potential future enhancements. We summarize the work done and the results so far obtained within the instrument upgrade program.
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Ruben Diaz, Ruben Diaz, Stephen Goodsell, Stephen Goodsell, Scot Kleinman, Scot Kleinman, } "Gemini Instrument Upgrade Program", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99082J (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232106; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232106
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