Our team is currently carrying out a 50-night campaign to directly image
and characterize young (<~1 Gyr) extrasolar planets using the
Near-Infrared Coronagraphic Imager (NICI) on the Gemini-South Telescope.
NICI typically achieves about 1-2 magnitudes better contrast compared to
previous planet-finding efforts. The Planet-Finding Campaign will have
completed its second year of observing by summer 2010, with deep imaging
of ~150 stars already obtained. We describe the Campaign's goals,
design, target selection, on-sky performance, and results. The NICI
Planet-Finding Campaign represents the largest and most sensitive
imaging survey to date for massive (~1 Mjup) planets around other stars.
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