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Figure 7. no immediate plans to make IGRINS available next semes- ter. We do hope, however, to host IGRINS at Gemini again in the future, as well as other unique and compelling capa- bilities. Remember to keep an eye on future Gemini calls for proposals! IGRINS and Gemini team collaboration during a site visit to Gemini South (Hwihyun Kim, Brian Chinn, Kimberly Sokal, Greg Mace, and John Good, from left to right respectively). Credit: Kimberly Sokal (UT Austin). they will install and test it before supporting observations with the help of Gemini staff for a total of 50 nights (figures 8 and 9). The team also will provide a simple data reduc- tion pipeline to assist novice users. At the moment, much work needs to be done to carry out the large number of planned 2018A observations and provide the data to the community — so there are Daniel Jaffe of UT Austin is the IGRINS Principal Investigator (PI). Chan Park of KASI is both deputy PI and KASI instru- ment PI. Jae-Joon Lee at KASI supervises the IGRINS opera- tional program on the Korean side. The IGRINS visit to Gemini is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant AST-1702267 (PI — Gregory Mace, UT Austin), and by the Ko- rean GMT Project of KASI. Further technical details are available in Yuk et al. (2010), Park et al. (2014), and Mace et al. (2016). — Alison Peck, Kimberly Sokal, and Hwihyun Kim Figure 8. Left: The IGRINS spectrograph slit (white bar) and a graduated scale used to measure optical performance. Lines resolved well below the slit width show that IGRINS optics for Gemini will perform as designed and sensitivity will be optimized. Figure 9. Right: The modified ballast weight assembly waiting in Chile to attach IGRINS to the telescope. Credit: Brian Chinn (Gemini) 16 GeminiFocus April 2018