AAVSO Observer Code
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Full Name
Scott Donnell
Peyton, CO, US
Background/Interesting Fact
B.S Physics/Mathematics, University of Wisconsin.
M.S. Astronomy/Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University.
Semi-retired aerospace engineer.
Lifetime member of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society.
Observing Location:
- Kiowa Creek Observatory (KCO), Peyton, Colorado.
Observing Programs:
- Photometry of long period variable stars.
- Photometry/astrometry of asteroids
- Timing of asteroid occultations
Spectroscopy (low/high resolution)
Equipment & Control Software:
- Meade 30 cm SCT
- SBIG ST-8XME CCD camera
- TheSky6 Professional for telescope control
- CCDSoft5 for camera control and real-time image calibration
- KCO Imaging Automation for robotic telescope operations
- KCO Image Management
- KCO Target Schedule Management
- CCDSoft for image stacking
- VPhot (AAVSO) for plate solving and photometry
- Astrometrica for asteroid photometry and astrometry
- SA200 spectroscopic grating filter and RSpec software
- Alpy 600 spectrograph and Demetra software
- LHires III spectrograph
Website URL
CHOICE Courses Completed
Photometry using VPhot 2017-11-03
CCD Photometry, Part I 2019-03-08
CCD Photometry, Part II 2019-04-12