Welcome to Bar J Observatory!

Bar J Observatory is an amateur observatory located in central Florida between Orlando and Daytona Beach, Florida.  Coordinates are Latitude   28o 54’ 56.8” N,  Longitude  81o 07’ 33.2” W.   It is owned and operated by Barbara Harris, MD (chief astronomer) and John Detzel (chief engineer).  It is dedicated to viewing and photographing the night sky.  Many scientific endeavors are carried out at Bar J including variable star photometry, asteroid astrometry, and exoplanet hunting.