The Weather Visualization project provides an actively updating feed of the weather data collected from our sensors located at the telescope sites. Each site has its own sensors that are constantly relaying information on the current weather status to us here at LCOGT.

Santa Barbara

Status: Open/ Ready to open

The headquarters of LCOGT are located in the city of Goleta, California. Most of the manufacturing for the 0.4-meter telescopes and the design for the 1-meter telescopes is done here. The telescopes are located in the back parking lot of the facilities.


Status: Closed/Not ready

Located 15Kms from the Karoo town of Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town, South Africa, Sutherland, has an elevation of 1,460 meters. Our telescopes are located at the South African Astrononmical Observatory (SAAO).

Fort Davis

Status: Open/ Ready to open

Located near Fort Davis, Texas, McDonald Observatory rests at an elevation of 2,070 meters. It is a large, multi-telescope site in Southwestern Texas operated by the University of Texas at Austin. LCOGT operates a 1-m telescope here.


Status: Open/ Ready to open

The observatory site on Mt. Haleakala (a dormant volcano) is 10,000 feet above sea level. Faulkes Telescope North is the only fully operational LCOGT telescope at this site. The observing conditions are very good as the telescope is above much of the atmosphere.

Siding Spring

Status: Open/ Ready to open

Located near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, Siding Spring Observatory hosts many telescopes including LCOGT's 2-meter Faulkes Telescope South. FTS is positioned at an elevation of nearly 1,116 meters.

Cerro Tololo

Status: Open/ Ready to open

Located about 80km East of La Serena, Chile, Cerro Tololo, has an elevation of 2,200 meters and supports many astronomical instruments. Our telescopes are located at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CITO).


Status: Open/ Ready to open

The Bryne Observatory is located at an elevation of roughly 500 meters in the Santa Ynez valley. Sedgwick Reserve is part of the University of California Natural Reserve System which protects the land and wildlife in the area.