Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

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

Jun 26: Beehive 3.2° North of Moon
Jun 26: Io Transit End (21:19)
Jun 26: Io Shadow End (22:33)
Jun 26: Europa Transit End (22:34)
Jun 26: Europa Shadow Begin (22:41)
Jun 27: Regulus 0.1° North of Moon
Jun 27: Europa Shadow End (01:05)
Jul 1: Jupiter 2.7° South of Moon
Jul 3: Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 AU
Jul 3: Io Transit Begin (21:01)
Jul 3: Io Shadow Begin (22:17)
Jul 3: Europa Transit Begin (22:40)
Jul 3: Multi moon and shadow event starts for 32.5 minutes: 2 moons (Io, Europa) and 1 shadow
Jul 3: Io Transit End (23:13)
Jul 4: Venus 6.5° South of Pleiades