Ashton Observatory


Ashton Observatory
717 W. 122nd St. N.
Des Moines, IA 50168
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The observatory houses two permanently mounted telescopes. The twin-domed facility has a 16-inch, f/4.5 Newtonian, and a research-grade 16-inch Meade LX200 GPS telescope. In addition to the twin domes, seven outdoor telescope pads are available for members to accomidate personal equipment for public and private viewing.