The Bell Observatory
is an advanced amateur astronomical observatory located SE of
Denver, CO, about 10 miles NNE of Elizabeth, CO. The location
has relatively dark mag 5 skies and lies at a 6500 ft altitude.
Even though higher than Denver, the location is not in the mountains,
but out on the plains of Colorado, along the northern part of
the Palmer Divide which has a slightly higher elevation than
Denver. On good nights, the seeing averages from 1.5" -
2" (or better) in the summer. The seeing in the winter can
also be as good as 2" or better when the jet stream isn't
The telescope housed in the observatory is a 16" f/4.9 Newtonian
that is permanently mounted inside a 10 ft Pro-Dome from Technical
Digital Images of some of the wondrous astronomical objects residing
in the Universe are obtained using SBIG CCD astrocameras. Please
see the links at the left.
Please note that at the end of most image's pages, there are
usually links to the fine pages of the Students for Exploration
and Development of Space (SEDS). Each SEDS page contains very
interesting astronomical information on the object of interest.
For anyone accessing this page to view and/or download my General
Relativity and/or atomic physics papers, please click on the
link at the bottom of the list at the left.