Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Wintry Shower

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

Dec 17: Io Shadow Begin (06:04)
Dec 17: Io Transit Begin (06:53)
Dec 21: Winter Solstice
Dec 25: Europa Shadow Begin (03:43)
Dec 25: Europa Transit Begin (05:32)
Dec 25: Only 1 moon visible around Jupiter for 27.3 minutes; 2 occulted or eclipsed, 1 in transit.
Dec 25: Europa Shadow End (05:59)
Dec 26: Io Shadow End (04:37)
Dec 26: Io Transit End (05:32)
Dec 30: Aldebaran 0.7° South of Moon