(pair of telescopes in Hawaii and Chile)
The Gemini Observatory is a pair of 8.19 meter
optical/infrared telescopes in Hawaii and Chile.
They are managed by Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.
Gemini North (Frederick C. Gillett Gemini Telescope) is
at 4200 meters on Mauna Kea and
Gemini South is at 2700 meters on Cerro Pachón.
They began operating in 2000.
Among their instruments:
- GMOS - optical multi-object spectroscope (one on each telescope: GMOS-N and GMOS-S).
- GeMS - Gemini multi-conjugate adaptive optics system.
- Gemini Planet Imager.
- GSAOI - Gemini South adaptive optics imager (16-megapixel camera).
- FLAMINGOS-2 (near-infrared imaging spectrograph).
GMOS has been used to carry out spectrographic observation
of extra-solar planets to study their atmosphere.
NIFS is a 3° by 3° imaging spectrometer
covering the redshift through K band and other near-infrared
Some previous instruments:
Referenced by pages:
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
Gemini Planet Imager (GPI)
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
Wide-field Multi-object Spectrograph (WFMOS)