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GN Telescope Interiors

Telescopio de Gemini Norte

El Telescopio Gemini Norte de 8 metros, Frederick C. Gillett, se encuentra cerca de la cumbre de Maunakea en Hawai'i - un volcán inactivo por largo tiempo-, ubicado a 4.214 metros de altura, en el aire seco y estable del Pacífico Norte. Gemini Norte fue diseñado y construido, en parte, para proporcionar la mejor calidad de imagen posible desde tierra para los telescopios de su tamaño. 

Gemini North Telescope

The 8-meter Frederick C. Gillett Gemini North telescope is located near the summit of Hawaii’s Maunakea — a long dormant volcano rising 4,205 meters into the dry, stable air of the North Pacific. Gemini North was designed and built, in part, to provide the best image quality possible from the ground for telescopes of its size. 

Gemini North with Laser Guide Star

A 180-degree fisheye view of the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i lit by moonlight and the red glow of a passing automobile’s taillights shining through the wind-vent gates. At the top of the 7-story high telescope structure the laser guide star (LGS) can be seen propagating into the sky where it creates an artificial star used by an adaptive optics system to correct for distortions caused by turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere.