News

Network status: Sinistro in Australia, new archive features

On August 29, a Sinistro camera, fl12, was installed on the 1-meter telescope in Dome A at Siding Spring (COJ). Although the commissioning observations made since then have been limited (by poor weather), the performance of the fl12 Sinistro exceeds that of fl08, the camera that it replaced. The fl12 Sinistro will be made available for science observations beginning tonight. However, until flat fields have been acquired with the filters required by the science images, only the raw images will be available in the archive. We will begin processing images through the BANZAI pipeline as soon as we have sufficient flat fields.

Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of our Neighboring Star System

 A version of this article is also available for young scientists! Read it at Spacescoop

Network status: Sinistro in South Africa, get_cadence_request

The Sinistro camera on the telescope in Dome C at our Sutherland (South Africa) site is now available for science observations. It acquired its first post-commissioning science observations tonight ... before, alas, the dome closed-up because of bad weather. We will continue to monitor this camera's performance, but as always, we welcome your feedback (email science-support@lcogt.net).

Call for 2016B proposals

The deadline for submission is 10 August 2016, 23:59 UTC.

In 2016B, LCOGT Network has two 2-meter telescopes, nine 1-meter telescopes and three 0.4-meter telescopes available for science observations. The 1m telescopes are equipped with two different imagers (Sinistros and SBIGs); the distribution of camera types will be announced before the start of the semester. For information on the instruments available on the Network's telescopes, please consult the Observatory Instruments page.

Network status: Information on observing requests

We're pleased to announce that we've modified the observatory portal to provide you with a trove of new information on submitted observing requests.