IntroductionThe Gemini Twin-Arrays Infrared Camera is used at the Cassegrain focus of the Shane 3-meter Telescope. It is two separate infrared cameras that can be operated simultaneously to acquire data in two different near infrared bandpasses, through the use of a dichroic beamsplitter. The camera comes equipped with a number of different filters (both broad and narrow band), J-, H-, and K-grisms for spectroscopy, and polarizers. The Gemini has been in operation since 1993. It was designed by Dr. Ian McLean (UCLA) and was constructed at the UCLA Infrared Imaging Detector Lab. NOTICE: The Gemini Camera has been retired from service until further notice as of November 2012.
The Gemini IR camrea is available to the University of
California astronomical community by subscription.
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Observing Time Request Forms All new users must be checked out by a resident astronomer on their first night. Please request support on your time application. Please direct questions to a Mount Hamilton support astronomer
firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributors to manual: Ian S. McLean, Harry Teplitz, Fred Lacayanga, George Brims, Suzanne Casement, Don Figer, Samuel B. Larson, Tim Liu, Bruce MacIntosh, Mavourneen Roberts, Jonah Hare, Elinor Gates