First light of the Gemini Planet Imager

@article{Macintosh2014FirstLO,
  title={First light of the Gemini Planet Imager},
  author={Bruce A. Macintosh and James R. Graham and Patrick Ingraham and Quinn M. Konopacky and Christian Marois and Marshall D. Perrin and Lisa Ann Poyneer and Brian Jeffrey Bauman and Travis S. Barman and Adam Burrows and Andrew Cardwell and Jeffrey K. Chilcote and Robert J. de Rosa and Daren Dillon and Ren{\'e} Doyon and Jennifer S. Dunn and Darren Erikson and Michael P. Fitzgerald and Donald T. Gavel and Stephen J. Goodsell and Markus Hartung and Pascale Hibon and Paul Kalas and James Larkin and J'erome Maire and Franck Marchis and Mark S. Marley and James McBride and Maxwell A. Millar-Blanchaer and Katie M. Morzinski and Andrew J. Norton and Ben R. Oppenheimer and David Palmer and Jennifer Lynn Patience and Laurent Pueyo and Fredrik T. Rantakyro and Naru Sadakuni and Leslie K. Saddlemyer and Dmitry Savransky and Andrew W. Serio and R{\'e}mi Soummer and Anand Sivaramakrishnan and Inseok Song and Sandrine J. Thomas and James K. Wallace and Sloane J. Wiktorowicz and Schuyler G. Wolff},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={111},
  pages={12661 - 12666}
}
Significance Direct detection—spatially resolving the light of a planet from the light of its parent star—is an important technique for characterizing exoplanets. It allows observations of giant exoplanets in locations like those in our solar system, inaccessible by other methods. The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a new instrument for the Gemini South telescope. Designed and optimized only for high-contrast imaging, it incorporates advanced adaptive optics, diffraction control, a near-infrared… Expand

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