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Gemini Observatory

(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:

Gemini North:

Gemini South:

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 passbands. Some previous instruments:

(observatory,visible light,infrared,ground,distributed)
Further reading:

Referenced by pages:
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
Giant Gemini GMOS survey (GGG survey)
Gemini Planet Imager (GPI)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
monolithic mirror
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
segmented mirror
Wide-field Multi-object Spectrograph (WFMOS)