Cielito Azul Web Cam (East)

The Cielito Azul observatory
located at 36°32′ 57″ N – 105°48’48” W.
near Tres Piedras, NM USA.

The observatory is primarily focused on all-sky and wide-field imaging and time-lapse astrophotography. Located on the high desert Taos Plateau with an unobstructed 360 degree view, our location is ideal for all-sky observations of meteors, satellites, and aircraft.

Instrumentation includes:

  • A Global Meteor Network 90 degree FOV north-facing meteor detector camera with CMS meteor detection and tracking software running on a Raspberry Pi 4 computer. 
  • All-Sky ASI120 MC-S planetary camera with Thomas Jacquin Raspberry Pi based AllSky software running on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ computer
  • Lumix GH-3 DSLR with 4mm f2.8 Fisheye lens for 4K resolution all-sky capture
  • Celestron C-90 SCT telescope, Canon 20D DSLR camera, with Skywatcher All-View Alt-Az mount and SynScan Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Meade LXD-55 6″ Newtonion telescope with EQ mount
  • A Raspberry Pi computer running StellarMate OS and K-Stars software to control the telescopes.
  • Ambient Weather WS_2902 weather station

LIVE VIEW Cielito Azul All-sky camera


Click here for the All-Sky Time-lapse video archive.

Astronomical viewing conditions at the Cielito Azul Observatory.

The Cielito Azul Observatory weather forecast from