Observing at MSO-CTIO


This page contains all the information needed to conduct your observations with the MSO-CTIO facilities. Click on the links below for additional information. For general information, you can also refer to the MSO section of our Where to get help page.

Observing at Cerro Tololo

Planning, Executing, Wrapping up your run at CTIO, Director's Discretionary (DD) Time, ToO Policy, CTIO Staff Responsibilities, Visitor's computer Guidelines, Remote Observing at Blanco, and Support Staff

Observing with SOAR

Summary of instrumentation capabilities, overheads and tips for observing efficiently, visiting Astronomer's guide, remote Observer's guide, creating targets lists, instrument setup forms, Night/End-of-Run Reports, among others.

Observing with SMARTS

Description of capabilities and available observing modes.


List of daily ephemeris divided by year and month.

Spectrophotometric Standards

List of spectrophotometric standards available for observation at Cerro Pachón and Cerro Tololo.


Updated on June 18, 2024, 1:56 pm