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This week: Homes for stargazing

1. Choteau, Mont. Choteau Mountain Ranch is a 10,540-acre property in the northwestern part of the state, and the Teton River passes on the south end of the land. Amenities include a 5,300-square-foot main house, two log cabins, and an indoor riding arena. Located under some of the darkest skies in the world, this property is ideal for stargazing. $8,900,000. Tim Murphy, Hall & Hall, (406) 587-3090

2. Rodeo, N.M. This EcoSteel prefab three-bedroom house sits on 183 acres between the Chiricahua and the Peloncillo mountains. The home features a media viewing room, a sauna, an exercise room, and a gourmet kitchen. The property has an elevated observatory and a main observatory with a 400-square-foot room. $775,000. Gary Bobolsky, Sotheby’s International Realty, (505) 470-0927

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3. Flagstaff, Ariz. Located on a 0.3-acre lot, this five-bedroom home has had only one owner. Details include an exercise room, a family room with a rock fireplace, and a back deck with views. The house is 4 miles from the Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, which holds daily sky viewing. $429,900. Freddi Paulsrud, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, (928) 779-5966

4. Stillwater, Minn. Built in 1990, this five-bedroom house is located east of Minneapolis. Interior details include a sunroom, four fireplaces, and a first-floor master suite. A dedicated telescope room is located on the third floor, with 360-degree views of the surrounding valley. $825,000. Cheryl Larson, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (651) 430-2100

5. Jamestown, R.I. Situated on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, this five-bedroom house has direct ocean access and 10 verdant acres of lawns and trees. Interior details include circular windows with panoramic views, a grand spiral staircase, and an observatory with exterior stairs to a widow’s walk. $7,250,000. Allie Sabalis, Lila Delman/Christie’s International Real Estate, (401) 952-2666

6. Boca Raton, Fla. This five-bedroom home is located in the gated community of Les Jardins. The house features an observatory and a theater that electronically connects to a high-powered telescope, allowing for a display of the night stars. Additional features include a gourmet kitchen, a recording studio, and a sauna. $2,499,999. Lisa Byrne, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, (561) 994-8886

7. Roxbury, Vt. Located on a 560-acre hilltop property, Watershed Farm features a four-bedroom Victorian home, a 20-stall barn, and an indoor riding arena. Exceptionally dark skies and a separate, 16-foot domed observatory allow for clear sky views. Additional property features include waterfalls, 40 acres of pasture land, and riding trails. $1,690,000. Wade Weathers Jr., LandVest, (802) 651-5392

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