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Adaptive optics (AO) forms an integral part of the Gemini telescopes' current and future suite of instrumentation. The facility AO system, ALTAIR, has been offered at Gemini North since 2003 and is now available for use with both natural and laser guide stars with NIRI and NIFS.
At Gemini South, Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System (GeMS) with FLAMINGOS-2 and the Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI) provides uniform, diffraction-limited image quality to arcminute-scale fields of view (download the science case for MCAO).
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