LCO INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for gathering, processing and analysing data for the HOYS / Las Cumbres Observatory project.

Setting up your LCO account

The following video takes you through the process of creating a user account on the LCO observing portal.

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Submitting Observations

The following video takes you through the process of submitting observations for HOYS on the LCO observing portal.

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Downloading your Images

The following video takes you through the process of downloading your images from the LCO data archive to your computer.

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Creating Colour Images

The following video takes you through the process of creating colour composite images from the LCO data.

Link to the online software used in the video

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Stacking Images

The following video takes you through the process of stacking the LCO images.

Link to the online software used in the video

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Processing Images

The following video takes you through the process of uploading and processing your images into the HOYS database.

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Analysing Light Curves

The following video takes you through the process of analysing light curves from the HOYS database.

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Interesting lightcurves

Here are some of the interesting stars mentioned in the video – plus others that you can look at. We encourage you to find your own interesting objects using SIMBAD in the way described in the video to see what you can find in the data. We would also love you to write short articles or posts about your findings so that we can share them with the HOYS community.

  • V350Cep
  • GMCep
  • LkHA234
  • V1490Cyg
  • V2492Cyg
  • T Ori
  • 2MASS J21383981+5708470

In IC5146:

  • 2MASS J21524657+4712498
  • EM* LkHA 245
  • LEE 341