Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Veil Nebula: Wisps of an Exploded Star

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

Sep 19: Venus 0.4° North of Regulus
Sep 19: Io Shadow Begin (19:18)
Sep 22: Jupiter 3.7° South of Moon
Sep 22: Autumnal Equinox
Sep 23: Europa Shadow Begin (19:20)
Sep 26: Saturn 3.5° South of Moon
Oct 9: Aldebaran 0.6° South of Moon
Oct 13: Beehive 3.0° North of Moon
Oct 15: Regulus 0.2° South of Moon
Oct 17: Mars 1.8° South of Moon
Oct 17: Venus 2.0° South of Moon
Oct 18: Europa Shadow End (18:41)
Oct 19: Uranus at Opposition
Oct 24: Saturn 3.3° South of Moon
Nov 2: Venus 3.3° North of Spica