A guide to the user interface that was launched in June 2017. The latest version, February 2019, includes the following changes:
A one-page "jump start" to interacting with the LCO Network through the user interface.
Documentation relating to the LCO internal science archive.
Documentation of the BANZAI data reduction pipeline.
A description of the FLOYDS (low-resolution spectrograph) pipeline.
A description of the NRES (high-resolution spectrograph) pipeline.
Documentation, examples and code for working with LCO's extensive programmatic interfaces.
Advice on setting your airmass limit for best quality data
A description of the information on submitted observing requests now available in the observatory portal.
Rapid Response mode is for observations of science targets (e.g. gamma-ray bursts) that must be carried-out as soon as possible after a request is submitted. TIme-Critical mode is for observations at tightly constrained times that rarely occur.
The system for prioritizing observing requests.
Bright stars can leave "ghosts" in the SBIG 6303 camera images (on the 0.4m telescopes). Find out why they occur, and how to spot them.
The time available to Co-investigators on a proposal (for observation requests) may be restricted by the proposal's PI. Read how user quotas work and how to enable them.