noaoann03011 — Announcement

Images from New Gemini Spectrograph Rival View from Space

8 July 2003

This striking image of the Hickson Compact Group 87, a diverse group of galaxies located about 400 million light-years from Earth, was acquired with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on the 8-meter Gemini South Telescope without the help of adaptive optics. NOAO provided the highly capable detector subsystem and related software for GMOS-South.

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Hickson Compact Group 87
Hickson Compact Group 87