Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Blue Comet in the Hyades

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

Jan 18: Io Shadow Begin (2:35)
Jan 18: Io Transit Begin (3:45)
Jan 18: Io Shadow End (4:46)
Jan 18: Io Transit End (5:55)
Jan 19: Ganymede Shadow Begin (2:42)
Jan 19: Multi shadow event starts for 11.6 minutes: 2 shadows from Europa, Ganymede
Jan 19: Europa Shadow End (2:54)
Jan 19: Europa Transit Begin (2:56)
Jan 19: Ganymede Shadow End (4:30)
Jan 19: Europa Transit End (5:09)
Jan 24: First Quarter (15:20)
Jan 25: Io Shadow Begin (4:29)
Jan 25: Io Transit Begin (5:41)
Jan 25: Io Shadow End (6:39)
Jan 26: Europa Shadow Begin (3:11)