Double Star Observatory

Double Star Observatory

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Facing NGC 6946

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

Feb 26: Io Shadow Begin (0:59)
Feb 26: Io Transit Begin (2:13)
Feb 26: Io Shadow End (3:09)
Feb 26: Io Transit End (4:21)
Feb 27: Moon at Perigee: 363,938 km; 226,141 mi
Feb 27: Beehive 2.3° North of Moon
Feb 27: Europa Shadow Begin (2:39)
Feb 27: Europa Shadow End (4:54)
Feb 27: Europa Transit Begin (5:04)
Feb 28: Regulus 0.9° South of Moon
Mar 1: Full Moon (17:52)
Mar 3: Mercury 1.1° of Venus
Mar 3: Ganymede Shadow Begin (2:28)
Mar 3: Ganymede Shadow End (4:13)
Mar 5: Io Shadow Begin (2:53)