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The LCOGT Network

Shporer, Avi and Brown, Tim and Lister, Tim and Street, Rachel and Tsapras, Yiannis and Bianco, Federica and Fulton, Benjamin and Howell, Andy (2010) The LCOGT Network. In: The Astrophysics of Planetary Systems: Formation, Structure, and Dynamical Evolution. Proceedings IAU Symposium. Vol.6. No.276. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, pp. 553-555. ISBN 9780521196529.

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Motivated by the increasing need for observational resources for the study of time varying astronomy, the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) is a private foundation, whose goal is to build a global network of robotic telescopes for scientific research and education. Once completed, the network will become a unique tool, capable of continuous monitoring from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The network currently includes 2 × 2.0 m telescopes, already making an impact in the field of exoplanet research. In the next few years they will be joined by at least 12 × 1.0 m and 20 × 0.4 m telescopes. The increasing amount of LCOGT observational resources in the coming years will be of great service to the astronomical community in general, and the exoplanet community in particular.

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Additional Information:© 2011 International Astronomical Union. Published online: 10 November 2011.
Subject Keywords:telescopes, techniques: photometric, planetary systems
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Official Citation:Shporer, A., Brown, T., Lister, T., Street, R., Tsapras, Y., Bianco, F., . . . Howell, A. (2010). The LCOGT Network. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 6(S276), 553-555. doi:10.1017/S1743921311021193
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