Submit photos and descriptions to

Star Parties

Lava Hot Springs

Craters of the Moon

Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hiking Trail

Lava Hot Springs

Astro Imaging

Sony Ericsson W995 duct-taped to a crappy 4mm "Slightly Ramsden" (the only part I brought with me of a Celestron FirstScope I had in Australia), through the C-90 Jim loaned me- my first point of contact with the club, which ended up being a bit of a Ucon "show and tell"- is the Great Conjunction of 2020, with a few of Jupiter's (faint) moons. It's a good "before and after" exercise, showing the power of the digital witchcraft that is image stacking in planetary photography- one of the initial few hundred frames on the top, and the finished stack below: (submitted by Teyen Widdicombe)

Demonstration of the difference a bit of altitude and good seeing makes from August 2021.. a montage of planets taken with an Xperia M-2 on a proper cellphone bracket through a 7.5mm Celestron "Halloween" Plössl (with a variable polariser for Jupiter), and 1980 C-8 and stock diagonal. Top from here in Ucon, bottom from a week later at ~8,000 ft or so, just north of the Sangre de Cristo Range in Colorado. (submitted by Teyen Widdicombe)

I did manage to capture Mars, Venus and Saturn in one frame through my finder with a fancy new 23MP Xperia Z5 earlier this month, which was cool but didn't make for an incredibly dramatic picture what with it being three white dots on a black background! (submitted by Teyen Widdicombe)

2017 Solar Eclipse from Idaho Falls (submitted by Eric Laing)

2007 August Lunar Eclipse (submitted by Eric Laing)