Gemini Observatory reveals the GPI programs selected for 2014B

Gemini South telescope and the southern hemisphere sky (credit: Marshall Perrin).

By Franck Marchis, Senior Scientist & Science Outreach Manager

Some news from Gemini Observatory,

Gemini Observatory has revealed the list of observing proposals scheduled in 2014B  that will use the GPI instrument. Those programs focused on the search for companions around nearby stars but also stars known to possess a disk and/or a planet by radial velocity. Other groups are using the quality of data provided by GPI to study planets already imaged with previous instruments, such as HR8799 system and Beta Pic b. Their goal is the study the atmosphere of those planets and also is to collect more astrometric positions to refine the orbit of the exoplanet.

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