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2021B PIT Released, GPP Video

The 2021B Phase I Tool (PIT) has been released in support of the 2021B call for proposals. A recording of the AAS237 GPP webinar is available on YouTube.

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2021A OT Released

The 2021A OT was released on December 9, 2020. The changes are relatively minor and are described here. Explore, the core application of the Gemini Program Platform, is under construction and we will present a demonstration and collect feedback during … Continue reading

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Gemini Program Platform passes Inception Review

The Gemini Program Platform (GPP) project passed its Inception Review (final design review) in July, 2020. The committee included Gemini staff, user representatives, and external experts in observatory operations and software development. ┬áThe system will consist of a set of … Continue reading

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2020B OT Released

The 2020B OT was released on June 2, 2020. The changes are fairly small and are described here. We are also making progress with the Gemini Program Platform project. The Inception Review, akin a final design review, will be held … Continue reading

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New software releases and GPP progress

There have been two software releases in the past week. First, the 2020B Phase I Tool (PIT) was released along with the 2020B call for proposals. The main change in this version is an update to the GeMS/GSAOI guide star … Continue reading

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Gemini Program Platform CoDR Documents Available

Gemini has started a series of new projects designed to replace the current Observatory Control System (OCS) tools such at the Phase I Tool (PIT) and the Observing Tool (OT). A goal is to create new tools that are easier … Continue reading

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2020A OT Released

The 2020A.1.1.1 OT was released on December 3, 2019. The main changes are to support the new Natural Guide Star module (NGS2) in Canopus that significantly improves sensitivity and sky coverage. The GAIA DR2 catalog is now the default guide … Continue reading

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