Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mt. Etna Lava Plume

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

Apr 28: Aldebaran 0.5° South of Moon
Apr 28: Ganymede Transit Begin (22:31)
Apr 29: Ganymede Shadow Begin (00:25)
Apr 29: Ganymede Transit End (00:40)
Apr 29: Ganymede Shadow End (02:47)
May 1: Europa Transit Begin (00:37)
May 1: Europa Shadow Begin (01:42)
May 1: Europa Transit End (03:01)
May 1: Europa Shadow End (04:09)
May 1: Io Transit Begin (04:35)
May 1: Io Shadow Begin (05:07)
May 2: Beehive 3.6° North of Moon
May 2: Io Transit Begin (23:01)
May 2: Io Shadow Begin (23:35)
May 3: Io Transit End (01:11)