Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes

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

Aug 21: Moon at Ascending Node
Aug 21: Total Solar Eclipse
Aug 22: Europa Transit End (20:05)
Aug 22: Europa Shadow End (21:59)
Aug 25: Jupiter 3.5° South of Moon
Aug 27: Io Transit End (20:22)
Aug 27: Io Shadow End (21:16)
Aug 28: Ganymede Shadow Begin (20:13)
Aug 30: Saturn 3.6° South of Moon
Sep 1: Venus 1.4° South of Beehive
Sep 3: Io Transit Begin (20:10)
Sep 3: Io Shadow Begin (21:00)
Sep 4: Mercury 3.2° of Mars
Sep 4: Neptune at Opposition
Sep 10: Mercury 0.7° South of Regulus