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from pointing the telescope to setting the integration

Finally, a new set of 8.5 x 11� Legacy images are now

times and processing a full-color image. Currently the

available and can be obtained as PDFs for duplication

module is in beta testing, and you can help in this

and

effort by visiting and providing input from the test site

background text to help the public understand the

at: www.gemini.edu/vtbeta

images and provide context. To download print-ready

distribution.

Each

sheet

includes

detailed

PDFs, visit the Gemini Image Gallery at: www.gemini. Related to the Web-enabled virtual-tour module is

edu/images

another new web-based product that incorporates the Microsoft World Telescope Network (WTN) to allow

Peter Michaud is the Public Information and Outreach Manager

Internet users to take a tour through the nighttime sky

at Gemini Observatory. He can be reached at:

of some of Gemini’s most spectacular Legacy images.

pmichaud@gemini.edu

To access the tour and download the necessary web plug-ins, visit www.gemini.edu/wwt. Figure 8 shows a sample screen from the tour that will soon grow to include all of the Legacy images, as well as recent science results. Additional features are also planned, so stay tuned!

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