Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

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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 22: Io Shadow Begin (01:37)
Jan 22: Io Transit Begin (02:51)
Jan 22: Io Shadow End (03:50)
Jan 22: Io Transit End (05:01)
Jan 24: Saturn 3.6° South of Moon
Jan 25: Mercury 3.7° South of Moon
Jan 25: Europa Shadow Begin (01:45)
Jan 25: Europa Transit Begin (04:13)
Jan 25: Europa Shadow End (04:15)
Jan 25: Europa Transit End (06:34)
Jan 29: Io Shadow Begin (03:30)
Jan 29: Io Transit Begin (04:42)
Jan 29: Io Shadow End (05:43)
Jan 29: Io Transit End (06:52)
Jan 31: Jupiter 3.5° North of Spica