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Las Cumbres Observatory

(world-wide network of telescopes)

Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) is a world-wide network of telescopes with Apertures in the 40cm to 2m range. They are operated robotically, scheduled as a group, and can carry out continuous multi-day observations. Currently the network has six sites spread throughout the world. The sites have one to five telescopes. Some of the instruments:

  • Sinstro - optical imagers (on 1 meter telescopes).
  • NRES - high-Resolution (i.e., 50000) Spectrographs (on 1 meter telescopes).
  • SBIG STX-6303 - optical imagers (on 40 cm telescopes).