Science Operations

End of Run

Upon completion of your run, please fill out the END OF RUN REPORT.

We have recently updated the End of Run survey to be more streamlined and focused. The new form will allow our users a better opportunity to inform us about their experience during partner observing blocks. There are a few short text answer sections about the different operational aspects, interfaces, and experiences. The survey results are important to help us better adapt to the needs of our users and to let us know what areas need more work.

These provide very useful feedback!

Obtaining your data

All of the data from the science instruments at the LBT are automatically copied into an archive at the observatory and then propagated to an equivalent server in Tucson. Appropriate partner-flagged data and all data marked as calibration are then sent to satellite archive servers in Germany, Italy, and simple storage at the Ohio State University. Thus it should not be necessary to copy the data while you are observing at the LBT.

When offsite, data can be accessed from the archive: http://archive.lbto.org/

See the instrument pages for data reduction hints.

Publishing science based on LBTO data

The LBTO requests that publications based on data obtained at the LBT include the following statement as a footnote to the title of the paper:

The LBT is an international collaboration among institutions in the United States, Italy and Germany. LBT Corporation partners are: The University of Arizona on behalf of the Arizona Board of Regents; Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Italy; LBT Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Germany, representing the Max-Planck Society, The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, and Heidelberg University; The Ohio State University, and The Research Corporation, on behalf of The University of Notre Dame, University of Minnesota and University of Virginia.

Authors may re-order the list of partners as appropriate to emphasize their primary affiliation, but please list all partners as above. Specific references for each instrument can be found on the individual instrument pages.