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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 Nov 2020
The Astronomical Journal, 2020 160 5

TOI 564 b and TOI 905 b: Grazing and Fully Transiting Hot Jupiters Discovered by TESS

Davis, Allen B.  et al. Davis, Allen B., Wang, Songhu, Jones, Matias, Eastman, Jason D., Günther, Maximilian N., Stassun, Keivan G., Addison, Brett C., Collins, Karen A., Quinn, Samuel N., Latham, David W., Trifonov, Trifon, Shahaf, Sahar, Mazeh, Tsevi, Kane, Stephen R., Narita, Norio, Wang, Xian-Yu, Tan, Thiam-Guan, Ciardi, David R., Tokovinin, Andrei, Ziegler, Carl, Tronsgaard, René, Millholland, Sarah, Cruz, Bryndis, Berlind, Perry, Calkins, Michael L., Esquerdo, Gilbert A., Collins, Kevin I., Conti, Dennis M., Murgas, Felipe, Evans, Phil, Lewin, Pablo, Radford, Don J., Paredes, Leonardo A., Henry, Todd J., Hodari-Sadiki, James, Lund, Michael B., Christiansen, Jessie L., Law, Nicholas M., Mann, Andrew W., Briceño, César, Parviainen, Hannu, Palle, Enric, Watanabe, Noriharu, Ricker, George R., Vanderspek, Roland, Seager, Sara, Winn, Joshua N., Jenkins, Jon M., Krishnamurthy, Akshata, Batalha, Natalie M., Burt, Jennifer, Colón, Knicole D., Dynes, Scott, Caldwell, Douglas A., Morris, Robert, Henze, Christopher E., Fischer, Debra A.,

Published Nov 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 2020 904 1

Optical and Near-infrared Observations of the Nearby SN Ia 2017cbv

Wang, Lingzhi  et al. Wang, Lingzhi, Contreras, Carlos, Hu, Maokai, Hamuy, Mario A., Hsiao, Eric Y., Sand, David J., Anderson, Joseph P., Ashall, Chris, Burns, Christopher R., Chen, Juncheng, Diamond, Tiara R., Davis, Scott, Förster, Francisco, Galbany, Lluís, González-Gaitán, Santiago, Gromadzki, Mariusz, Hoeflich, Peter, Li, Wenxiong, Marion, G. H., Morrell, Nidia, Pignata, Giuliano, Prieto, Jose L., Phillips, Mark M., Shahbandeh, Melissa, Suntzeff, Nicholas B., Valenti, Stefano, Wang, Lifan, Wang, Xiaofeng, Young, D. R., Yu, Lixin, Zhang, Jujia,

Published Nov 2020
The Astronomical Journal, 2020 160 5

HATS-37Ab and HATS-38b: Two Transiting Hot Neptunes in the Desert

Jordán, A.  et al. Jordán, A., Bakos, G. Á., Bayliss, D., Bento, J., Bhatti, W., Brahm, R., Csubry, Z., Espinoza, N., Hartman, J. D., Henning, Th., Mancini, L., Penev, K., Rabus, M., Sarkis, P., Suc, V., de Val-Borro, M., Zhou, G., Butler, R. P., Teske, J., Crane, J., Shectman, S., Tan, T. G., Thompson, I., Wallace, J. J., Lázár, J., Papp, I., Sári, P.,

Published Nov 2020
The Astronomical Journal, 2020 160 5

TOI-481 b and TOI-892 b: Two Long-period Hot Jupiters from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Brahm, Rafael  et al. Brahm, Rafael, Nielsen, Louise D., Wittenmyer, Robert A., Wang, Songhu, Rodriguez, Joseph E., Espinoza, Néstor, Jones, Matías I., Jordán, Andrés, Henning, Thomas, Hobson, Melissa, Kossakowski, Diana, Rojas, Felipe, Sarkis, Paula, Schlecker, Martin, Trifonov, Trifon, Shahaf, Sahar, Ricker, George, Vanderspek, Roland, Latham, David W., Seager, Sara, Winn, Joshua N., Jenkins, Jon M., Addison, Brett C., Bakos, Gáspár Á., Bhatti, Waqas, Bayliss, Daniel, Berlind, Perry, Bieryla, Allyson, Bouchy, Francois, Bowler, Brendan P., Briceño, César, Brown, Timothy M., Bryant, Edward M., Caldwell, Douglas A., Charbonneau, David, Collins, Karen A., Davis, Allen B., Esquerdo, Gilbert A., Fulton, Benjamin J., Guerrero, Natalia M., Henze, Christopher E., Hogan, Aleisha, Horner, Jonathan, Huang, Chelsea X., Irwin, Jonathan, Kane, Stephen R., Kielkopf, John, Mann, Andrew W., Mazeh, Tsevi, McCormac, James, McCully, Curtis, Mengel, Matthew W., Mireles, Ismael, Okumura, Jack, Plavchan, Peter, Quinn, Samuel N., Rabus, Markus, Saesen, Sophie, Schlieder, Joshua E., Segransan, Damien, Shiao, Bernie, Shporer, Avi, Siverd, Robert J., Stassun, Keivan G., Suc, Vincent, Tan, Thiam-Guan, Torres, Pascal, Tinney, Chris G., Udry, Stephane, Vanzi, Leonardo, Vezie, Michael, Vines, Jose I., Vuckovic, Maja, Wright, Duncan J., Yahalomi, Daniel A., Zapata, Abner, Zhang, Hui, Ziegler, Carl,

Published Nov 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 2020 903 1

A DESGW Search for the Electromagnetic Counterpart to the LIGO/Virgo Gravitational-wave Binary Neutron Star Merger Candidate S190510g

Garcia, A.  et al. Garcia, A., Morgan, R., Herner, K., Palmese, A., Soares-Santos, M., Annis, J., Brout, D., Vivas, A. K., Drlica-Wagner, A., Santana-Silva, L., Tucker, D. L., Allam, S., Wiesner, M., García-Bellido, J., Gill, M. S. S., Sako, M., Kessler, R., Davis, T. M., Scolnic, D., Casares, J., Chen, H., Conselice, C., Cooke, J., Doctor, Z., Foley, R. J., Horvath, J., Howell, D. A., Kilpatrick, C. D., Lidman, C., Olivares E., F., Paz-Chinchón, F., Pineda-G., J., Quirola-Vásquez, J., Rest, A., Sherman, N., Abbott, T. M. C., Aguena, M., Avila, S., Bertin, E., Bhargava, S., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Costanzi, M., da Costa, L. N., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Everett, S., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Friedel, D., Frieman, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hinton, S. R., Hollowood, D. L., Honscheid, K., James, D. J., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., March, M., Marshall, J. L., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Ogando, R. L. C., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Varga, T. N., Walker, A. R., Weller, J., DES Collaboration,