Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy

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

Oct 24: Saturn 3.3° South of Moon
Nov 2: Venus 3.3° North of Spica
Nov 5: Aldebaran 0.8° South of Moon
Nov 9: Beehive 2.7° North of Moon
Nov 11: Regulus 0.4° South of Moon
Nov 12: Mercury 2.2° North of Antares
Nov 14: Mars 3.2° South of Moon
Nov 17: Io Shadow End (06:11)
Nov 17: Io Transit End (06:33)
Nov 20: Saturn 3.0° South of Moon
Nov 23: Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 22.0° East
Nov 23: Europa Shadow End (06:30)
Nov 24: Io Shadow Begin (05:54)
Nov 24: Io Transit Begin (06:23)
Nov 29: Mars 2.9° North of Spica