Las Brisas Observatory
P.O Box 6069
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80934
w0rw1 at msn dot com
County In The Dark."
The Las Brisas Observatory
(LBO) is located in a dark protected area of the old spanish Las Brisas
Ranch (Las Brisas means "The Breezes"). It is 11 miles west of
Pikes Peak, Colorado, at an elevation of 8500 feet. The dark skies and
high elevation gives us some of the most spectacular views of the heavens,
however, the encroaching city lights and yard lights continue to degrade
the view we have of our universe.
LBO was built in 1979 and has been in continuous operation since then.
The observatory is equipped with a 14 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
and an 8 inch Schmidt camera.
LBO is dedicated to the glory of GOD: "The firmament shows HIS handiwork",
Psalm 19:1. "GOD said, let there be lights in the firmament of the
heavens... let them be for signs...", Genesis 1:14. The signs of creation
are still there today, look up at night, wise men still seek HIM. Romans
1:20-21 in the Bible, states that anyone who ignores the testimony of creation
does so "without excuse" and when people turn away from GOD,
their understanding is darkened. HIS love is written all across the sky;
as brilliantly the stars all testify.
Click here for a video about Las Brisas Observatory and its owner.
2 January 1986, 10 minutes, Hypered Tech Pan 2415, 8" Schmidt
22 March 1996, 7 minutes, Hypered Tech Pan 2415, 8" Schmidt Camera,
1 July 1987, 60 minutes, Hypered Konica SR1600, 14" Schmidt Cassegrain
17 November 1995, 7 minutes, Ektachrome 100, 8" Schmidt Camera, F1.5.
The Orion Nebula
16 February 1986, 30 minutes, Hypered Konica SR1600, 14" Schmidt Cassegrain, F11
The North American Nebula (NGC7000)
12 October 1996, 7 minutes, Ektachrome Elite II 100, 8" Schmidt Camera
Comet Hale-Bopp (Color)
26 March 1997, 7 minutes, Ektachrome Elite II 100, 8" Schmidt Camera, F1.5.
Comet Hale-Bopp (Black & White)
6 April 1997, 6 minutes, Hypered Tech Pan 2415, 8" Schmidt Camera, F1.5.
Clear Sky Clock
(To get current cloud maps, light pollution map at LBO, sun & moon data, star maps, satellite tracks and Sky Clock instructions click on 'Help' below)
For more information, please contact Paul Signorelli, Director, Las Brisas Observatory, 719.632.2829.