Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Phobos: Moon over Mars

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

Jul 21: Europa Shadow End (22:15)
Jul 25: Mercury 0.9° South of Moon
Jul 25: Regulus 0.0° South of Moon
Jul 26: Io Transit Begin (21:17)
Jul 26: Io Shadow Begin (22:30)
Jul 26: Io Transit End (23:29)
Jul 28: Jupiter 3.1° South of Moon
Jul 28: Europa Shadow Begin (22:30)
Jul 28: Europa Transit End (22:30)
Jul 29: Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 27.2° East
Aug 3: Saturn 3.5° South of Moon
Aug 4: Io Shadow End (21:04)
Aug 7: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Aug 11: Io Shadow Begin (20:48)
Aug 11: Io Transit End (21:54)