scott.donnell

AAVSO Observer Code
DSN
Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Full Name
Scott Donnell
Location
Elbert, 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.
Member of the Society for Astronomical Sciences
Observing Location:
- Kiowa Creek Observatory (KCO), Elbert, Colorado.
Current Observing Programs:
- CCD photometry of long period variable stars.
- CCD photometry/astrometry of asteroids
- Timing of asteroid occultations
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 spectroscope and Demetra software
I also support the IOTA by generating asteroid occultation predictions
Website URL
csastro.org
CHOICE Courses Completed
Photometry using VPhot 2017-11-03
CCD Photometry, Part I 2019-03-08
CCD Photometry, Part II 2019-04-12