GEMINI - Gemini Observatory

Program Description: The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet. From their locations on mountains in Hawai'i and Chile, Gemini Observatory's telescopes can collectively access the entire sky.

Organization Description: Gemini is operated by a partnership of six countries including the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia, Brazil and Argentina. Any astronomer in these countries can apply for time on Gemini, which is allocated in proportion to each partner's financial stake.

Data Description: Data from Gemini facility instruments are stored as Multi-Extension FITS (MEF) files

Project Type: Instrument

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

No budget information

Federal Funding: NSF

International Funding: CA, Chile, BR, AU, Argentina

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Hilo, Hawaii, United States 19.7297,-155.09 Instrument Not Specified Not Specified - -
La Serena, Chile, Chile -29.9063,-71.2502 Instrument Data Not Specified - -