The Observation Portal is your access point to Las Cumbres Observatory's global network of telescopes.

Registered users can:

If you are a new user of this Observation Portal, we strongly recommend that you read the "Getting Started on the LCO Global Telescope Network" Guide.

If you are a new user of the LCO network, information about the telescopes, instruments, data handling and quality, scheduling and other technical aspects of the network is available on the observatory pages.

For citing Las Cumbres Observatory please review Data Use and Acknowledgements.

Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum versions of browsers required to use the observation portal. All other browsers/versions are supported on a best-effort basis.

  • Google Chrome/Chromium:56+
  • Mozilla Firefox: 46+
  • Apple Safari: 11.1+
  • Microsoft Edge: 17+
  • Internet Explorer: 10+ (minimal support)

If you require additional support, you may contact science support at For inquiries about particular observation requests, please include the tracking and request numbers in your email.

Email Science Support