Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

'Oumuamua: Interstellar Asteroid

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

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
Nov 30: Europa Shadow Begin (06:47)
Dec 3: Aldebaran 0.8° South of Moon
Dec 6: Mercury 1.3° of Saturn
Dec 7: Beehive 2.5° North of Moon
Dec 7: Ganymede Shadow End (04:46)
Dec 7: Ganymede Transit Begin (05:38)
Dec 8: Regulus 0.7° South of Moon
Dec 10: Io Transit Begin (04:54)
Dec 10: Io Shadow End (06:21)
Dec 10: Io Transit End (07:04)