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.



Name(s) Super-LOTIS
Status Operational
Broad Science Goals The search for optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts. It is also used for the search of supernovae and general astronomy.
Site Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona, USA
Location Coordinates  
Enclosure Roll-off-roof facility
Optical Design f/9 Cassegrain
Field of View 17 arcminutes
Diameter: Primary M1 0.6 meters
Material: Primary M1  
Diameter: Secondary M2  
Material: Secondary M2  
First Light Date 2000
Adaptive Optics  
Images taken with the Super-LOTIS Link
Images of the Super-LOTIS Link
Videos of the Super-LOTIS Link
Press Releases with the Super-LOTIS Link

Please help us to complete this page by emailing information and corrections to