viram@charter.net

AAVSO Observer Code
CANG
Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Full Name
Andrew Corkill
Location
Riverside, California, US
Background/Interesting Fact
I've been an Amateur Astronomer for over 40 years. I have a SkyShed POD observatory that I've christened "Riverstar Observatory" and do mostly visual observing. I'm a Master Binocular Observer through the Astronomical League and use various binoculars from 7x50, 10x50, 20x80 to 25x100's and Explore Scientific 120mm Binoculars. I'm a member of AAVSO and an avid Visual Variable Star Observer.

My observatory houses either an Explore Scientific ED152 (6") APO Refractor or a Meade 14" ACF f/10 on an Explore Scientific Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight Drive System. Depending on types of observations I'm involved with I'll swap out the OTA's. I've been primarily focused on other Astronomical League Visual Observing Programs the past few years. I play around with iPhone Astrophotography and also have a DSLR, and eventually I'll try DSLR photometry and spectroscopy with the AAVSO too.

I currently work as a Marketing Executive for Targus, and in the early 2000's, I was the Product Manager for the ETX Line of Telescopes at Meade Instruments. So I've spent time playing around with a lot of different equipment and ways to be connected with Astronomy.
Website URL
www.riverstarobservatory.com
CHOICE Courses Completed
Visual Observing Basics 2021-08-23
Variable Star Classification and Light Curves 2022-04-03
Observing and Counting Sunspots 2022-05-23
How to use VSTAR 2022-07-05
Photometry using VPhot 2022-11-22
CCD Photometry, Part I 2023-05-08
CCD Photometry, Part II 2023-05-08