The Gemini planet imager produces stunning observations in its first year
GPI imaging of the planetary system HR 8799 in K band, showing 3 of the 4 planets. (Planet b is outside the field of view shown here, off to the left.) These data were obtained on November 17, 2013 during the first week of operation of GPI and in relatively challenging weather conditions, but with GPI’s advanced adaptive optics system and coronagraph the planets can still be clearly seen and their spectra measured (see Figure 2).Credit:
Christian Marois (NRC Canada), Patrick Ingraham (Stanford University) and the GPI Team.
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|Release date:||Jan. 6, 2015|
|Size:||1621 x 1597 px|
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