We are located just north of Rodeo, NM.
The location is currently classified as Bortle 1 on Clear Outside’s sky quality rating, which means it offers plenty of clear nights and stable air for optimal astroimaging conditions. This area is a popular destination for astrophotographers and astronomy enthusiasts due to the superb quality of its skies. And if you plan to bring your own equipment to install, don’t worry – the local area has some restaurants, limited grocery options, and a gas station for your convenience.
Rodeo is in western Hidalgo County, bordering the state of Arizona. New Mexico Highway 80 leads north 30 miles (48 km) to Interstate 10 at Road Forks and southwest 2 miles (3 km) to the state line, continuing as Arizona State Route 80 southwest another 48 miles (77 km) to Douglas, Arizona. Lordsburg, the Hidalgo County seat, is 47 miles (76 km) to the northeast via Highway 80 and I-10.
Located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, Hidalgo County began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912. With a population of 4,894 and an area of 3,445.63 square miles., it averages 1.4 persons per square mile. Hidalgo County was formed from Grant County in 1919, with the county seat in Lordsburg. It was named in honor of Miguel Dolores Hidalgo, who led the revolution in Mexico in 1810, which eventually led to its independence from Spain. Panoramic mountain horizons and spectacular views of the sky are only part of the county’s appeal. It boasts two ghost towns, a geothermal electricity generating plant, bird watching, ranch tours, and hiking.
Pier Leasing Details
At Astronomy Acres, we guarantee the highest quality of service for our remote access observatory leasing. With years of experience in telescope operations, our experts maintain a state-of-the-art observatory with advanced equipment and technology to ensure a seamless and rewarding astronomy experience. We work closely with our customers to tailor our services to their needs and preferences, and we are committed to providing unmatched support and guidance. Trust us to provide you with the best possible experience, and start exploring the wonders of the universe from anywhere in the world.
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