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updated: 9/4/2012 12:30 PM

A view for stargazers

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  • This home in New Mexico's Sandia Mountains has an observatory for stargazing.

      This home in New Mexico's Sandia Mountains has an observatory for stargazing.

By Zillow

Many homeowners can boast of spectacular star gazing from decks or balconies, but few go as far as to install a computerized telescope and observatory for viewing.

However, the owners of this home on Skyline Road in Sandia Park, N.M., a little over 30 miles outside Albuquerque, have done just that. The house, located in a prime spot for stars in the Sandia Mountains, is on the market with an asking price of $500,000.

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"It's the most phenomenal view I've seen in New Mexico. Your view of the stars is like nothing you can imagine" said listing agent Kara Schug of RE/MAX Pros.

Accessible via the home office, the observatory's glass ceiling gives way to a view of the stars. An outdoor balcony holds the telescope, but the owners have finished wiring to bring the telescope inside. The telescope is included with the home.

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