Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Almost Three Tails for Comet Encke

The Double Star Observatory is a private and remote astronomical viewing site located at 2,300 meters elevation in southwest Colorado. The clear, dark skies of the Four Corners region offer breathtaking views of the Milky Way and perfect conditions to see amazing, deep sky objects found in our universe.

The observatory is a roll-off roof structure that is divided into a 14' x 18' observing area and a 14' x 8' control room. The observing area holds four telescopes that have been accurately aligned so that celestial objects stay centered in the eyepiece or camera over long periods of time. The open nature of the roll-off observatory allows all telescopes to track different objects at the same time.

Upcoming Celestial Events

Feb 20: Saturn 3.6° South of Moon
Feb 21: Io Shadow Begin (03:39)
Feb 21: Io Transit Begin (04:36)
Feb 21: Io Shadow End (05:51)
Feb 21: Io Transit End (06:46)
Feb 22: Io Shadow Begin (22:07)
Feb 22: Io Transit Begin (23:03)
Feb 23: Io Shadow End (00:19)
Feb 23: Io Transit End (01:12)
Feb 26: Annular Solar Eclipse
Feb 26: Europa Shadow Begin (01:19)
Feb 26: Europa Transit Begin (03:08)
Feb 26: Europa Shadow End (03:48)
Feb 26: Europa Transit End (05:27)
Feb 28: Io Shadow Begin (05:32)