Laser Guide Star at Gemini North

Here is a time-lapse movie of the Gemini North observatory during a Laser Guide Star (LGS) run, taken from the catwalk around the outside of the UH 2.2 meter telescope. LGS creates an “artificial star” which is used as a reference source for adaptive optics systems on Gemini instruments. Directly behind the Gemini Observatory is the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)

International Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/ K. Pu'uohau-Pummill

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Release date:June 4, 2009
Duration:23 s
Frame rate:29.97

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