Cosmoview Episode 48: Gemini’s GHOST Captures Exquisite First Light Observations of a Bright, Chemically Rich Star

Gemini South, one of the world’s most productive and powerful optical-infrared telescopes, received a major capability boost with the successful installation of a new high-resolution spectrograph called GHOST constructed by an international consortium. This cutting-edge scientific instrument will expand our understanding of the earliest stars, the chemical fingerprints of distant planetary systems, and the formation and evolution of galaxies. Gemini South in Chile is one half of the International Gemini Observatory, operated by NSF’s NOIRLab.


Images and Videos: International Gemini Observatory/PROGRAM/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA, S. Brunier/Digitized Sky Survey 2, E. Slawik, J. da Silva (Spaceengine), NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Wiessinger, J. Bassett, Caltech/IPAC
Image Processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)
Music: Stellardrone - Airglow

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Release date:July 20, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2217
Duration:01 m 12 s
Frame rate:29.97

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