Although privately owned and operated, C. E. Scovil Observatory is supported in part by the AAVSO and the NASA Swift Satellite Program.
C. E. Scovil Observatory is named in honor of Charles E. Scovil. Charles produced variable star charts for the AAVSO for over thirty-five years. He is the author of the AAVSO Variable Star Atlas and recipient of both the AAVSO Director's Award and the Astronomical League's Leslie Peltier Award for his work in the field of variable star research. Charles lives in Stamford, CT, where he is Observatory Curator for the Stamford Observatory.
"Chaz" is a bit of a living legend in the AAVSO, and I'm glad to have him as a mentor and friend.
The dome has a 12" LX200 GPS for visual observing and the roll off observatory has a 12" LX200 Classic OTA on a Celestron CGE Pro mount with an SBIG ST-9 CCD on the business end.
Below is the Clear Sky Clock for the observatory, indicating whether or not we will have clear skies tonight for observing.
The observatory on a bright sunny day.
The control room at night.