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1 Director’s Message Jennifer Lotz 4 NGC 2071 -IR: A Who-dunnit Mystery Tom Geballe 7 Speckle Imaging Takes Gemini to Its Diffraction Limit Rachel Matson and Andy Stephens 10 Exoplanets Can’t Hide Their Secrets from Innovative New Instrument Gemini Press Release 13 Science Highlights John Blakeslee 18 On the Horizon Gemini staff contributions 22 News for Users Gemini staff contributions 24 Papa ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kilohōkū Alison Peck ON THE COVER: Gemini North / NIRI infrared image of NGC 2071-IR at the core of one of the nearest star- forming clouds to the Sun. Two recently retired Gemini staff members utilized Gemini North to capture this tantalizing view, which is the sharpest composite image of the region to date. The story behind the image appears in this issue starting on page 4. GeminiFocus October 2019 GeminiFocus is a quarterly publication of the Gemini Observatory 670 N. A‘ohoku Place Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720, USA Phone: (808) 974-2500 / Fax: (808) 974-2589 Online viewing address: Editor: Peter Michaud Associate Editor: Stephen James O’Meara Designer: Eve Furchgott/Blue Heron Multimedia Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Gemini Partnership. ii GeminiFocus October 2019