Welcome to Squirrel Valley Observatory…..MPC-W34

Squirrel Valley Observatory is a privately owned astronomical observatory located in the foothills of western North Carolina. Major construction was completed in the summer of 2015 with equipment upgrades continuing to be be made for astrometric research and astrophotography. The IAU Minor Planet Center has assigned the observatory code, W34, to Squirrel Valley Observatory for it’s endeavors in the tracking and detection of minor planets, including hazardous asteroids and other Near Earth Objects.

Some recent images from SVO….

NGC 891

M64, The Black Eye Galaxy

NGC 6888, Crescent Nebula

Saturn at opposition.

The Horsehead Nebula

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