dark sky new mexico
We are continuously building and improving our facilities to ensure we remain the premiere remote telescope hosting site in North America.
It’s all about your telescope
Remote Telescope Hosting
Our facility has 53 piers housed in 20 observatory buildings We can typically acommodate telescopes ranging in size from 5″/6″ refractor telescopes up to 20″/24″ reflector telescopes.
Automated fail-safes protect against wind and inclement weather
In The Middle of Nothing
Dark Sky New Mexico is located in the eastern foothills of the Peloncillo Mountains in the southwest corner of New Mexico. The nearest town is Animus, NM which has a population of 124 people.
Population of 124
300 viewing nights per year
4,406 feet above sea level
Bortle 1 Skies
An ideal facility
HIGH SPEED FIBER OPTIC INTERNET
Without the fastest fiber optic network, your remote telescope is only so good. However, we have a dedicated line from Valley Telecom so those uploads are just as fast as the downloads.
ON-SITE 24/7 SUPPORT SERVICES
When your system needs updates or repairs, you can count on our support services staff to prioritize your equipment. Service is restored in hours, not weeks or months. We have an onsite machine shop to support all your repair needs.
SECURE AND PROFESSIONAL
Your equipment is valuable. Our facilities are built tough to withstand any weather and our facilities are protected via security and …..
Our automated system makes sure that your expensive equipment will never be subject to rain or unsafe winds. For those rare evenings when the weather isn’t perfect, our sensors keep our roofs firmly in place.
We encourage you to visit our facilities any time. There are several places to stay within an hour of the property or we have on-site accommodations which can be reserved.