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Excellence in Science

LCO's telescopes around the world, always ready in the dark, drive a unique and powerful engine supporting discoveries in Time Domain Astronomy.

The unique aspect of LCO science is having a global network of telescopes at our disposal. The areas of astronomy most interesting to us are those which take full advantage of this sort of network; targets which appear suddenly and without warning like supernovae and solar system objects and those which need to be observed for long periods in darkness like exoplanets.

LCO Science Groups

Recent Publications

Published Jan 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021 645

A planetary system with two transiting mini-Neptunes near the radius valley transition around the bright M dwarf TOI-776

Luque, R.  et al. Luque, R., Serrano, L. M., Molaverdikhani, K., Nixon, M. C., Livingston, J. H., Guenther, E. W., Pallé, E., Madhusudhan, N., Nowak, G., Korth, J., Cochran, W. D., Hirano, T., Chaturvedi, P., Goffo, E., Albrecht, S., Barragán, O., Briceño, C., Cabrera, J., Charbonneau, D., Cloutier, R., Collins, K. A., Collins, K. I., Colón, K. D., Crossfield, I. J. M., Csizmadia, Sz., Dai, F., Deeg, H. J., Esposito, M., Fridlund, M., Gandolfi, D., Georgieva, I., Glidden, A., Goeke, R. F., Grziwa, S., Hatzes, A. P., Henze, C. E., Howell, S. B., Irwin, J., Jenkins, J. M., Jensen, E. L. N., Kábath, P., Kidwell, R. C., Kielkopf, J. F., Knudstrup, E., Lam, K. W. F., Latham, D. W., Lissauer, J. J., Mann, A. W., Matthews, E. C., Mireles, I., Narita, N., Paegert, M., Persson, C. M., Redfield, S., Ricker, G. R., Rodler, F., Schlieder, J. E., Scott, N. J., Seager, S., Šubjak, J., Tan, T. G., Ting, E. B., Vanderspek, R., Van Eylen, V., Winn, J. N., Ziegler, C.,

Published Jan 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 2021 906 1

Robotic Reverberation Mapping of the Southern Seyfert NGC 3783

Bentz, Misty C.  et al. Bentz, Misty C., Street, Rachel, Onken, Christopher A., Valluri, Monica,

Published Jan 2021
The Astronomical Journal, 2021 161 1

AT 2020iko: A WZ Sge-type Dwarf Nova Candidate with an Anomalous Precursor Event

Soraisam, Monika D.  et al. Soraisam, Monika D., DeSantis, Sarah R., Lee, Chien-Hsiu, Matheson, Thomas, Narayan, Gautham, Saha, Abhijit, Sand, David J., Stubens, Carl, Szkody, Paula, Wolf, Nicholas, Wyatt, Samuel D., Hosokawa, Ryohei, Kawai, Nobuyuki, Murata, Katsuhiro L.,

Published Jan 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021 645

TOI-519 b: A short-period substellar object around an M dwarf validated using multicolour photometry and phase curve analysis

Parviainen, H.  et al. Parviainen, H., Palle, E., Zapatero-Osorio, M. R., Nowak, G., Fukui, A., Murgas, F., Narita, N., Stassun, K. G., Livingston, J. H., Collins, K. A., Hidalgo Soto, D., Béjar, V. J. S., Korth, J., Monelli, M., Montanes Rodriguez, P., Casasayas-Barris, N., Chen, G., Crouzet, N., de Leon, J. P., Hernandez, A., Kawauchi, K., Klagyivik, P., Kusakabe, N., Luque, R., Mori, M., Nishiumi, T., Prieto-Arranz, J., Tamura, M., Watanabe, N., Gan, T., Collins, K. I., Jensen, E. L. N., Barclay, T., Doty, J. P., Jenkins, J. M., Latham, D. W., Paegert, M., Ricker, G., Rodriguez, D. R., Seager, S., Shporer, A., Vanderspek, R., Villaseñor, J., Winn, J. N., Wohler, B., Wong, I.,

Published Jan 2021
The Astronomical Journal, 2021 161 1

Two Young Planetary Systems around Field Stars with Ages between 20 and 320 Myr from TESS

Zhou, George  et al. Zhou, George, Quinn, Samuel N., Irwin, Jonathan, Huang, Chelsea X., Collins, Karen A., Bouma, Luke G., Khan, Lamisha, Landrigan, Anaka, Vanderburg, Andrew M., Rodriguez, Joseph E., Latham, David W., Torres, Guillermo, Douglas, Stephanie T., Bieryla, Allyson, Esquerdo, Gilbert A., Berlind, Perry, Calkins, Michael L., Buchhave, Lars A., Charbonneau, David, Collins, Kevin I., Kielkopf, John F., Jensen, Eric L. N., Tan, Thiam-Guan, Hart, Rhodes, Carter, Brad, Stockdale, Christopher, Ziegler, Carl, Law, Nicholas, Mann, Andrew W., Howell, Steve B., Matson, Rachel A., Scott, Nicholas J., Furlan, Elise, White, Russel J., Hellier, Coel, Anderson, David R., West, Richard G., Ricker, George, Vanderspek, Roland, Seager, Sara, Jenkins, Jon M., Winn, Joshua N., Mireles, Ismael, Rowden, Pamela, Yahalomi, Daniel A., Wohler, Bill, Brasseur, Clara. E., Daylan, Tansu, Colón, Knicole D.,