Gemini Instruments

On this page we will endeavour to keep up to date a list of the instruments currently available on the Gemini telescopes and any notes specific to those instruments such as if they are in commissioning or if there has been any maintenance issues recently.

Gemini North

GMOS

0.36-1.10 μm (u'-z') long-slit and multi-slit spectroscopy and imaging over a 5.5 arcminute field of view.

GNIRS

1.0-5.4 μm (J-M) long-slit spectroscopy with resolving powers, R~1700, 5000 and 18000 and two pixel scales (0.15"/pix and 0.05"/pix). 0.9-2.5 μm cross-dispersed spectroscopy with complete coverage at R~1700 and partial coverage at R~5000.

Michelle

7-26 μm imager and spectrometer.

NIFS

0.95-2.40 μm (Z-K) 3D imaging (IFU) spectroscopy with resolving power, R~5000 over a 3.0"x3.0" field of view. Designed for use with Gemini Altair AO system.

NIRI

1-5 μm (J-M) imaging and spectroscopy with 22"x22", 51"x51" and 120"x120" field of view. Can be used with Gemini Altair AO system.

Gemini South

FLAMINGOS-2

Currently undergoing commissioning

0.95-2.4 μm (Z-K) imaging with a 6.1' diameter circular field of view. Multi-object spectroscopy with resolutions R=1200-3000 within a 2'x6' quasi-rectangular field of view. FLAMINGOS-2 will also work with the Gemini MCAO system to provide imaging and MOS spectroscopy within the 2' MCAO corrected field of view.

GMOS

0.36-1.10 μm (u'-z') long-slit and multi-slit spectroscopy and imaging over a 5.5 arcminute field of view.

NICI

1-5 μm (J-M) Near-Infrared Coronagraphic Imager with an adaptive optics system and 18"x18" field of view.

T-ReCS

Mid-infrared imager and long-slit spectrograph.