Welcome to BLACK HOLE TOM - your comprehensive Target Observation Manager.

What is BHTOM?

BHTOM stands for Black Hole Target Observation Manager. It's a state-of-the-art web server designed to coordinate a network of telescopes, manage astronomical observations, and process the data obtained from these observations.

Our platform serves as a one-stop solution for astronomers and researchers around the globe, facilitating seamless coordination and efficient data management.

Key Features

  • Telescope Network Coordination: BHTOM enables you to connect and manage multiple telescopes, forming a powerful network that can work in harmony to observe celestial bodies.
  • Observation Processing: With BHTOM, you can easily submit your astronomical observations as fits or instrumental photometry. Our interface ensures a smooth submission process, reducing the time spent on data processing.
  • Archives: BHTOM also gathers data already collected for target of interest, enabling time-domain astronomy studies.

Why Choose BHTOM?

Choosing BHTOM means choosing efficiency, precision, and ease-of-use. Our platform has been carefully designed with the needs of the astronomical community in mind. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or a student just starting out, BHTOM provides the tools you need to make the most of your observations.

We invite you to join us on this journey of discovery. Let's explore the universe together with BHTOM.

Recent changes

2024 June 11

  • Added new filters in the data tab (GaiaSP/ugriz and GaiaSP/UBVRI)
  • Added password reset function
  • Added a link in the create form to the target if it exists
  • Improved CPCS standardisation procedure
  • Added API for downloading archives
  • Added calibration logs


Draft version of the documentation

For more information contact us at bhtom_@_astrouw.edu.pl


BHTOM has been based on the open-source TOM Toolkit by LCO and has been developed with funding from the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004719.

Concept and design by Lukasz Wyrzykowski, Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory. We acknowledge contributions from students and staff of the University of Warsaw. Hosting and technical development by AKOND.