Available Instruments

The list below is taken from the latest Call for Proposals.

The list of available facilities through NOIRLab can be found here.

Gemini-North

GMOS-N: Gemini Optical Imager, Multi-Object Spectrograph and IFU
Note that the R600 grating is not available in 2022B.
 
GNIRS: Gemini Near Infra-Red Spectrograph 
As before, the short red camera is NOT available. YJHK imaging is available via the acquisition keyhole. Two new IFUs are expected to be commissioned in July/August 2022 and will be offered for Fast Turnaround proposals only in semester 2022B.
 
GNIRS + Altair: Gemini Near Infra-Red Spectrograph with AO system (Altair).  
 
NIFS: Near-IR IFU Spectrograph
NIFS shares a port with NIRI and MAROON-X, hence it will only be available during specific blocks. NIFS is expected to be scheduled for two or three approximately one-month-long blocks during the semester. If the GNIRS IFUs are successfully commissioned in 2022, semester 2022B may be the last B semester where NIFS is offered.
 
NIFS + Altair: Near-IR IFU Spectrograph with AO system (Altair).  
 
NIRI: Near-Infrared Imager
NIRI is NOT available for spectroscopy. This instrument shares a port with NIFS and MAROON-X, hence it will only be available during specific blocks. NIRI  is expected to be scheduled for two or three approximately one-month-long blocks during the semester.
 
NIRI + Altair: Near-IR Imager with AO system (Altair).  
 
'Alopeke: Speckle Camera (visiting instrument)
The scheduling and length of the 'Alopeke visiting block(s) will be subject to community demand.  Targets of Opportunity (Rapid or Standard) are accepted for 'Alopeke, but will only be executed during the instrument blocks.
 
GRACES: Gemini Remote Access to CFHT ESPaDOnS Spectrograph (visiting instrument)
Scheduled blocks to be determined with CFHT (where the instrument resides), based on demand. Semester 2022B may be the last B semester where GRACES is offered, as the agreement with CFHT currently does not extend past 23A.
 
MAROON-X: Precision Radial-Velocity High-Reolution Spectrograph (visiting instrument)
This instrument shares a port with NIFS and NIRI, hence it will only be available during specific blocks. MAROON-X is expected to be scheduled for two or three approximately one-month-long blocks during the semester. 

Gemini-South

FLAMINGOS-2: Near-Infrared Wide Field Imager and Spectrometer (imaging, longslit, and MOS modes)
Offered in imaging, long-slit and NEW in 2022B MOS modes throughout the semester.
 
GMOS-S: Gemini Optical Imager, Multi-Object Spectrograph and IFU
Note the R600 grating is not available in 2022B
 
GSAOI/GeMS: Gemini Adaptive Optics Imager with Multi-Conjugate AO System
Due to guide star limitations, proposers must check the availability of guide star constellations using the Observing Tool before submitting a proposal.
 
Observations in IQ85 are possible for programs that can use delivered images with full-width half-maximum of ~0.2 arcseconds as opposed to the ≤ 0.1 arcseconds delivered in IQ70 or IQ20 conditions. Observations under non-photometric conditions with 0.1 mag uniform extinction are also possible under very good IQ conditions.  The expectation is to have two or three laser runs of 7 nights each during the semester, the actual schedule will be based on the demand from the community.
 
Zorro: Speckle Camera (visiting Instrument)
The scheduling and length of the Zorro visiting block(s) will be subject to community demand.  Targets of Opportunity (Rapid or Standard) are accepted for Zorro, but will only be executed during the instrument blocks.
 
IGRINS: High-Resolution Near-IR Cross-Dispersed Echelle Spectrometer (visiting instrument)
Available throughout 2022B except for two weeks before and during the 7-night GeMS/GSAOI runs. See the IGRINS at Gemini page for important information about writing IGRINS proposals.

Subaru (Gemini Exchange time)

AO 188 (Subaru 188-element Adaptive Optics system) is available but only in Natural Guide Star mode,  LGS-AO is not offered..
 
FOCAS: Faint Object Camera and Spectrograph; the IFU mode is available.
 
HDS: High Dispersion Spectrograph (optical).
 
HSC: Hyper Suprime-Cam Wide-Field Optical Imager: queue is the primary mode. Classical mode is also accepted.  The requested time should include overheads and be in multiples of one hour.
 
IRCS: IR Camera and Spectrograph: all polarimetry mode of IRCS is open as a shared-risk mode.
 
IRCS+AO188: IRCS + Natural Guide Star AO.  The polarimetry mode is a shared-risk mode.
 

Visiting Instruments on Subaru offered in 2022A (limited to one or two runs).  Proposals to use visiting instruments must include the instrument PIs as Co-investigators.

CHARIS : Coronagraphic High Angular Resolution Imaging Spectrograph - provides high contrast images of exoplanets, disks, brown dwarfs with SCExAO+AO188.  https://scholar.princeton.edu/charis

Fast PDI : (in shared-risk mode): availability to be confirmed in April.  Polarization differential imaging (PDI) with a high speed (>kHz) near-IR (950 - 1860 nm) low-noise camera (C-RED One), optimized for high contrast imaging of circumstellar disks with SCExAO+AO188. 

IRD - Infrared Doppler: (in shared-risk mode): infrared high-dispersion, high resolution (up to 70,000) fiber-fed spectrometer.  IRD SSP is started in 2019A – any IRD proposal must clarify how its scientific aim is different from SSP. The observing mode REACH (SCExAO+IRD), is available. One of the IRD detectors (YJ-band) has been unavailable from the beginning of January 2022. It might be still unavailable in S22B, depending on the progress of troubleshooting in Feb 2022. Please contact the IRD team for more details.

MEC (in shared-risk mode): the MKID Exoplanet Camera is a near-IR (800-1400nm) photon-counting low-resolution (R~5) integral field spectrograph optimized for high contrast imaging with SCExAO+AO188.

SWIMS: (in shared-risk mode): Simultaneous-color Wide-field Infrared Multi-object Spectrograph - an imager and multi-object spectrograph in the NIR wavelength. SWIMS-IFU may be available in S22B but is still undergoing testing. SWIMS IFU proposals can be accepted, but it is possible they will not be scheduled.   http://www.ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/TAO/swims/?Summary_for_Subaru_S21A_CfP             

VAMPIRES : The Visible Aperture Masking Polarimetric Imager for Resolved Exoplanetary Strucutres is a visible light instrument on the SCExAO system.   https://www.naoj.org/Projects/SCEXAO/scexaoWEB/030openuse.web/040vampires.web/indexm.html    

NsIR Wave Plate Unit:  for IRCS/SCExAO polarimetry mode. 

 

Keck I        

HIRES            

LRIS               

MOSFIRE       

OSIRIS           

Keck II

DEIMOS

ESI

KCWI

NIRES

NIRC2

https://www2.keck.hawaii.edu/inst/index.php

 

CTIO 4m Blanco

DECam: Wide-Field Optical Imager
 
COSMOS: CTIO Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph

SOAR 4m

Goodman: Goodman Spectrograph
 
SOI: SOAR Optical Imager
 
TripleSpec4.1 (ex-ARCOIRIS): Cross-dispersed, single-object, longslit, IR imaging spectrograph
 
Spartan: Spartan IR Imager
 
SAM: SOAR Adaptive Module
 
SIFS: SOAR Integral-Unit Spectrograph

WIYN 3.5m

NEID: NN-EXPLORE Exoplanet Investigations with Doppler spectroscopy, precision RV spectrograph
 
ODI: One Degree Imager (40' x 48' focal plane)
 
HYDRB: Hydra + Bench Spectrograph + STA1 CCD, Blue camera
 
HYDRR: Hydra + Bench Spectrograph + STA1 CCD, Red camera
 
SPSPKB: SparsePak Fiber Array + Bench Spectrograph + STA1 CCD, Blue camera
 
SPSPKR: SparsePak Fiber Array + Bench Spectrograph + STA1 CCD, Red camera
 
WHIRC: WIYN High Resolution IR Camera
 
GRDPK: GradPak IFU
 
HEXPK: HexPak IFU
 
NESSI: NASA Exoplanet Star (and) Speckle Imager

CHARA

CLASSIC: IR (H or K) Imaging
 
CLIMB: IR (H or K) Imaging
 
MIRC-X/MYSTIC: Low-resolution H-band Spectroscopy
 
PAVO: Low-resolution Optical Spectroscopy
 

LCO-2m Global Network

Spectral: Optical Imager
 
FLOYDS: Cross-dispersed Low-resolution Spectrograph

MuSCAT3: Four-channel simultaneous imager              https://lco.global/observatory/instruments/muscat3/

LCO-1m Global Network

Sinistro: Optical Imager
 
NRES: High-resolution Fiber-fed Echelle Spectrograph

SMARTS 1.5m

CHIRON: High-resolution Fiber-fed Cross-dispersed Echelle Spectrograph for Precision RV

SMARTS 0.9m

CFIM+T2K: Cass Direct + SITe 2K CCD

WIYN 0.9m

HDI: Half-Degree Imager