University of Arizona Super-LOTIS project

The MOU with the University of Arizona has expired.    The future of Super-LOTIS is in debate.  If you have a project that you wish to use Super-LOTIS or wish to relocate Super-LOTIS to a new site please contact UCO Deputy Director Matthew Shetrone.

Outdated information on how to apply for Super-LOTIS time

On September 1, 2008, UCO became a partner with the University of Arizona in the Super-LOTIS project. Super-LOTIS is a 24-inch robotic telescope located on Kitt Peak. This telescope, formerly on Mt. Hamilton, was significantly upgraded at LNLL and loaned to the University of Arizona.

The Kitt Peak National Observatory is located on Kitt Peak of the Quinlan Mountains in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert on the Tohono O’odham Nation. With over twenty optical and two radio telescopes, it is one of the largest gatherings of astronomical instruments in the northern hemisphere.

The Super-LOTIS (Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System) is a robotic telescope dedicated to the search for optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The telescope is housed in a roll-off-roof facility at the Steward Observatory on Kitt Peak.

For scientists: More details can be found on the science page.