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:

  • ASI120 MC-S planetary camera with Thomas Jacquin Raspberry Pi based AllSky software
  • Lumix GH-3 DSLR with 4mm f2.8 Fisheye lens for 4K all-sky capture
  • Celestron C-90 SCT telescope, ASI120MC-S planetary camera, with Skywatcher All-View Alt-Az mount.
  • Meade LXD-55 6″ Newtonion telescope with EQ mount
  • Astroberry Raspberry Pi computer running K-Stars software.
  • Ambient Weather WS_2902 weather station
  • PiAware ADS-B Aircraft receiver

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.

Cielito Azul Web Cam (East)

The Cielito Azul Observatory weather station current conditions.

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