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 overhead.

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 Innovations, Inc. 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.



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