Example TOMs


The Supernova Exchange is an interface for viewing and sharing observational data of supernovae, and for requesting and managing observations with the Las Cumbres Observatory network. In order to make it more maintainable, it is being rewritten from scratch using the TOM Toolkit, which has already resulted in orders of magnitude fewer lines of code. The code can be found and referenced on Github.

Asteroid Tracker

Asteroid Tracker is an educational TOM built for Asteroid Day. It allows students and teachers to submit one-click observations of specific asteroids and see the resulting images. Originally built from scratch, it’s being rewritten using the TOM Toolkit, which will allow the underlying TOM to be used with multiple front-ends for completely different educational purposes.

Microlensing TOM

The Microlensing TOM is being written in order to identify microlensing events from ZTF and conduct follow-up observations.


The ROME/REA TOM is being built to manage ROME/REA photometry for the LCO key project of the same name.

Calibration TOM

LCO is rewriting an existing piece of software that automatically schedules nightly telescope calibrations using the TOM Toolkit called the Calibration TOM.


There are a few other TOMs in development that we’re aware of, but if you’re developing a TOM, feel free to contribute to this page, or let us know and we’ll take care of it for you.