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GPI's Official Home Page: http://planetimager.org/

Led by Bruce Macintosh (LLNL), the GPI project is a large collaboration involving the American Museum of Natural History, the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, JPL, the Univ. of Montreal, the Institut National d’Optique, UCB, UCSC/UCO and UCLA. This instrument is designed for direct imaging and low-resolution spectroscopy of young planets around nearby stars using high-contrast (extreme) AO. GPI is located at the Cassegrain focus of the Gemini South 8-m telescope on Cerro Pachon, Chile. UCLA (James Larkin) provided the back-end instrument.

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