Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet Clark is near the Edge

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

May 27: Io Shadow End (20:26)
May 29: Beehive 3.4° North of Moon
May 31: Regulus 0.3° North of Moon
Jun 1: Europa Transit Begin (23:17)
Jun 2: Io Transit Begin (00:37)
Jun 2: Multi moon event starts for 53.3 minutes: 2 moons (Io, Europa) in front of Jupiter
Jun 2: Europa Shadow Begin (01:30)
Jun 2: Multi moon and shadow event starts for 11 minutes: 2 moons (Io, Europa) and 1 shadow
Jun 2: Io Shadow Begin (01:41)
Jun 2: Multi moon and shadow event starts for 3 minutes: 2 moons (Io, Europa) and 2 shadows
Jun 2: Europa Transit End (01:44)
Jun 2: Multi shadow and moon event starts for 63.6 minutes: 1 moon (Io) and 2 shadows
Jun 2: Io Transit End (02:48)
Jun 2: Multi shadow event starts for 64.2 minutes: 2 shadows (Io, Europa) in front of Jupiter
Jun 3: Venus at Greatest Elongation: 45.9° West