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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.

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Recent Publications

Published Aug 2021
Icarus, 2021 364
ArXiv: 2102.10144

NEOExchange - an online portal for NEO and Solar System science

Lister, T. A.  et al. Lister, T. A., Gomez, E., Chatelain, J., Greenstreet, S., MacFarlane, J., Tedeschi, A., Kosic, I.,

Published Jul 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021 504 4
ArXiv: 2005.01684

Original Research by Young Twinkle Students (ORBYTS): ephemeris refinement of transiting exoplanets

Edwards, Billy  et al. Edwards, Billy, Changeat, Quentin, Yip, Kai Hou, Tsiaras, Angelos, Taylor, Jake, Akhtar, Bilal, AlDaghir, Josef, Bhattarai, Pranup, Bhudia, Tushar, Chapagai, Aashish, Huang, Michael, Kabir, Danyaal, Khag, Vieran, Khaliq, Summyyah, Khatri, Kush, Kneth, Jaidev, Kothari, Manisha, Najmudin, Ibrahim, Panchalingam, Lobanaa, Patel, Manthan, Premachandran, Luxshan, Qayyum, Adam, Rana, Prasen, Shaikh, Zain, Syed, Sheryar, Theti, Harnam, Zaidani, Mahmoud, Saraf, Manasvee, de Mijolla, Damien, Caines, Hamish, Kokori, Anatasia, Rocchetto, Marco, Mallonn, Matthias, Bachschmidt, Matthieu, Bosch, Josep M., Bretton, Marc, Chatelain, Philippe, Deldem, Marc, Di Sisto, Romina, Evans, Phil, Fernández-Lajús, Eduardo, Guerra, Pere, Grau Horta, Ferran, Kang, Wonseok, Kim, Taewoo, Leroy, Arnaud, Lomoz, František, de Haro, Juan Lozano, Hentunen, Veli-Pekka, Jongen, Yves, Molina, David, Montaigut, Romain, Naves, Ramon, Raetz, Manfred, Sauer, Thomas, Watkins, Americo, Wünsche, Anaël, Zibar, Martin, Dunn, William, Tessenyi, Marcell, Savini, Giorgio, Tinetti, Giovanna, Tennyson, Jonathan,

Published Jul 2021
The Astronomical Journal, 2021 162 1
ArXiv: 2007.05528

HAT-P-58b-HAT-P-64b: Seven Planets Transiting Bright Stars

Bakos, G. Á.  et al. Bakos, G. Á., Hartman, J. D., Bhatti, W., Csubry, Z., Penev, K., Bieryla, A., Latham, D. W., Quinn, S., Buchhave, L. A., Kovács, G., Torres, Guillermo, Noyes, R. W., Falco, E., Béky, Bence, Szklenár, T., Esquerdo, G. A., Howard, A. W., Isaacson, H., Marcy, G., Sato, B., Boisse, I., Santerne, A., Hébrard, G., Rabus, M., Harbeck, D., McCully, C., Everett, M. E., Horch, E. P., Hirsch, L., Howell, S. B., Huang, C. X., Lázár, J., Papp, I., Sári, P.,

Published Jul 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021 504 4
ArXiv: 2104.03723

The double-peaked Type Ic supernova 2019cad: another SN 2005bf-like object

Gutiérrez, C. P.  et al. Gutiérrez, C. P., Bersten, M. C., Orellana, M., Pastorello, A., Ertini, K., Folatelli, G., Pignata, G., Anderson, J. P., Smartt, S., Sullivan, M., Pursiainen, M., Inserra, C., Elias-Rosa, N., Fraser, M., Kankare, E., Moran, S., Reguitti, A., Reynolds, T. M., Stritzinger, M., Burke, J., Frohmaier, C., Galbany, L., Hiramatsu, D., Howell, D. A., Kuncarayakti, H., Mattila, S., Müller-Bravo, T., Pellegrino, C., Smith, M.,

Published Jul 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021 504 3
ArXiv: 2104.13715

PyTorchDIA: a flexible, GPU-accelerated numerical approach to Difference Image Analysis

Hitchcock, James A.  et al. Hitchcock, James A., Hundertmark, Markus, Foreman-Mackey, Daniel, Bachelet, Etienne, Dominik, Martin, Street, Rachel, Tsapras, Yiannis,