Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus

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

Mar 30: Mars 5.5° North of Moon
Mar 30: Europa Shadow Begin (01:58)
Mar 30: Europa Transit Begin (02:27)
Mar 30: Europa Shadow End (04:27)
Mar 30: Europa Transit End (04:47)
Apr 1: Aldebaran 0.3° South of Moon
Apr 1: Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 19.0° East
Apr 1: Io Shadow Begin (03:03)
Apr 1: Io Transit Begin (03:13)
Apr 1: Io Shadow End (05:14)
Apr 1: Io Transit End (05:22)
Apr 2: Io Shadow Begin (21:31)
Apr 2: Io Transit Begin (21:39)
Apr 2: Io Shadow End (23:43)
Apr 2: Io Transit End (23:48)