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Network status: many Sinistros, one warning

One week ago, all of LCO's 1-meter telescopes are equipped with Sinistro cameras. Today, all of the Sinistros are available for science observations, and the raw images are getting processed through the BANZAI reduction pipeline.

Network status: Spectral camera; Sinistro images in archive; moon separation constraint

The shutter on the Spectral camera on FTN (Haleakala) was replaced last week, and test observations indicate that the shutter is behaving itself. The camera has been cleared to resume science observations. 

Network status: many Sinistros, one vision

There have been many recent advances on LCO's Sinistro camera front. I'm pleased to announce that we have reached a long-awaited milestone: all of our 1-meter telescopes are now equipped with Sinistro cameras.

Network status: new url, FTN Spectral shutter, visibility tool update

Last week, we announced that Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network is now simply Las Cumbres Observatory, and the url of our website has changed to https://lco.global/. If you've been using scripts that call our various APIs with the "lcogt.net" domain name, those scripts should be edited to use the "lco.global" domain name instead.

LCOGT becomes Las Cumbres Observatory

On Friday, October 14, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) changed its name to Las Cumbres Observatory.  Associated with this change is a new website, featuring new colors and a new logo, at a new URL, www.lco.global, and new email addresses (@lco.global).  We are making these changes for a number of reasons, including to clarify that we are an independent non-profit corporation with a bold vision of how our unique global network will enable observational programs in time domain astronomy that were never before possible.