CFHT-Gemini exchange time.


The Gemini call for proposals is now open.
The deadline for applications from French PIs is
March 30th 2018 23:59 UT.
The deadline for CA and UH PIs is as assigned via those partners' normal Gemini procedures.

Information specific to CFHT users

You will find here information specific to CFHT users that want to use the Gemini Telescopes for the 2018B call for proposal.

Time allocations

In exchange for use of GRACES and access to Espadons, the CFHT community has access to both Gemini North and South telescopes via the Gemini Call for Proposals. In 2018B a total of seven nights are available on all the instruments at Gemini North and South. These three nights are divided across the CFHT community as:

  • Gemini North:
    4.06 nights for CFHT community, use of Guaranteed Time in exchange for GRACES, distributed as follows: Canada - 17.25 hours, France - 17.25 hours, UH - 10.59 hours
  • Gemini South:
    3.0 nights for CFHT community, use of Guaranteed Time in exchange for GRACES, distributed as follows: Canada - 12.75 hours and France - 12.75 hours.

The Gemini Phase I Tool

The Gemini Phase I Tool (PIT) must be used for proposal preparation and submission to all of the Gemini participating countries. It can be downloaded from the Gemini PIT page. Please consult the PIT help pages for information about proposal submission.

Canadian and UH members of the CFHT community should access Gemini time as they would normally via the Canadian and UH TACs; the additional time is folded into the Gemini partner time.

Gemini instrumentation

A list of the Gemini North and South facility instruments is provided here for your convenience. Please note that the sole source of informating concerning availability and capability of Gemini's telescope and instruments for 2018B is located at the official Gemini call for proposals webpage.

Gemini North

Visitor instruments offered in 2018B (subject to demand) are:

Gemini South

Facility instruments offered in 2018B, in queue or classical mode, are:

Visitor instruments offered in 2018B(subject to demand) are:

  • DSSI Speckle camera: a dual-channel visual-wavelength camera giving simultaneous diffraction limited images in two filters over a 2.8 arcsec field of view.
  • Phoenix: A high-resolution (R ~50,000 - 80,000), near IR (1-5 micron) echelle spectrometer.
Visitor instruments are NOT available in Classical mode.

Good luck and clear skies!