Gemini 2023 Science Observations

This animation from the US National Gemini Office (US NGO) shows every science observation made by the Gemini North and South telescopes in 2023. The observations, which targeted 1829 unique objects with 33,060 science frames taken, appear on the map chronologically and are color-coded by telescope (blue for Gemini North and red for Gemini South). The public metadata was gathered from the Gemini Observatory Archive and shows the uniqueness of the Gemini twin telescopes, covering essentially the entire night sky from their locations in Chile and Hawai‘i. Gemini North was offline for the first six months of 2023, while the primary mirror was repaired and recoated. Both Gemini North and Gemini South were also offline for two months due to the cybersecurity incident. The video is also available on YouTube.


International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/V. Placco

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Release date:Feb. 1, 2024, 7:57 a.m.
Duration:10 s
Frame rate:29.97

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