Getting Started on the LCO Global Telescope Network PDF

A guide to composing observing requests for the LCO network of telescopes.

LCO Network Quick Reference PDF

A one-page description of how to use LCO's telescope Network.

Documentation on Data Processing and Availability

Archive Documentation

Documentation relating to the LCO internal science archive.

Imaging Data Pipeline (BANZAI)

Documentation of the BANZAI data reduction pipeline.

Spectroscopic Data Pipeline (FLOYDS)

Documentation of the FLOYDS (low-resolution spectrograph) pipeline.


FITS header keywords and definitions

Developer Documentation

Documentation, examples and code for working with LCO's extensive programmatic interfaces.

Finer Points

Airmass Limit

Advice on setting your airmass limit for best quality data

Information on Submitted Observing Requests

A description of the information on submitted observing requests now available in the observatory portal.

Rapid Response Mode

For observations of science targets (e.g. gamma-ray bursts) that must be carried-out as soon as possible after a request is submitted.

Intra/Inter Proposal Priority (IPP) Factor

Iair Arcavi's description of the system for prioritizing observing requests.