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Gemini Planet Imager

(infrared instrument to overcome signal noise imaging exoplanets)

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is near-infrared imager installed in Gemini South (Gemini Observatory) aimed at detecting the infrared light from young gas giant extra-solar planets. It includes adaptive optics and a coronagraph along with a camera. It saw first light in 2013 and began regular operation in 2014.


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51 Eridani b
Gemini Observatory