Observatory Information & Capabilities

  • Data

    Information about data format, pipeline and archive.
  • Instruments

    About our science imagers, spectrographs and filter sets.
  • Real-Time Status

    Visualizing telescope and site status.
  • Sales

    Buy network time, join our collaboration, or purchase equipment.
  • Scheduling

    About the adaptive network scheduler
  • Sites

    Information about the nodes in the network.
  • Telescopes

    Details of the 3 classes of telescope in the network.
  • Tools

    Visibility calculator and other observation planning tools.
  • Weather

    The latest weather data from our telescope sites.

The design and implementation of the LCOGT Network is aimed at providing capabilities uniquely suited for astronomical time domain studies.  The telescopes of a given aperture and their instruments are identical and state-of-the-art.

The scheduler automatically adjusts schedules of individual telescopes continuously as needed.  Monitoring observations can be passed off from site to site, and observations can be interrupted for targets of opportunity very quickly.