The 4m International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) project results from a collaboration between Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciencES (ARIES), India, the Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics (University of Liège, Belgium), the Universities of British Columbia, Laval, Montreal, Toronto, Victoria and York University. It is a zenith sky survey telescope run and managed by ARIES, an autonomous Institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The telescope is designed to perform deep photometric and astrometric surveys. It achieved its first light on 29 April 2022 and, following a series of tests and corrections was formally inaugurated on 21 March 2023. The first release of the ILMT data in the commissioning phase (October-November 2022) was made available to the scientific community.

We are pleased to announce the second data release (ILMT-DR2) from the observing run 2 (March to June 2023) for the scientific use of the community.

More details on the ILMT data policy and access can be found at For any queries, please get in touch with Dr. Kuntal Misra (