Richard Deno Stelter

Graduate Student


401 Bryant Space Science Center
(352) 294–1835
(352) 392–5089


Educational Background
  • M.Sc., Astronomy, University of Florida, 2012
  • B.Sc., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2010
Areas of Specialty
NIR instrumentation; galactic center extinction; X-Ray binaries; massive stars; IDL and IRAF/PyRAF; Python; 3D printing/ rapid prototyping

Research Interests
Stellar outflows big and small; speckle stabilized instrumentation; compact objects (in particular SS433 & the Crab Pulsar).


A Colorado boy from the Western Slope, I grew up with an appreciation of the stars and a fierce desire to understand them. I spent 5 years at CU-Boulder (plus one year abroad in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany for a grand total of 6) and graduated valedictorian of the department. I have adapted to the humidity of Florida and regret it immensely.

I am currently on a mountain working on CIRCE.