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 Welcome to our world of photography of the day and night skies from the Birch Mesa Observatory in Payson at the base of the Mogollon Rim, and the Clear Creek Canyon Observatory on top of the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona. From the stationary and Schmidt cameras, to state-of-the-art computer controlled large homebuilt astrographs, our goal is to record the endless beauty of the night sky on CCD, DSLR, Film, and digital detectors to share with you and others. Here you can find the best and hardest earned images that we have captured of the night sky.

Latest 2017 Images Down Below!
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Latest 2017 Images:
Comet Echiclus in Aries 12/15/17
6.2 % crescent moon in the Daytime 12/15/17
NGC381 in Cass 10" f/3.9 12/15/17
NGC225 in Cass 10" f/3.9 12/10/17
NGC133/146/King 14 in Cass 10" f/3.9 11/18/17
NGC103 in Cass 10" f/3.9 11/18/17
NGC129 in Cass 10" f/3.9 11/30/17
Daytime stars and planets with the 10" at 2" aperture 11/24/17
M52 in Cass 10" f/3.9 11/18/17
NGC7789 in Cass 10" f/3.9 11/18/17
  NGC281 in Cass 10 inch - 3 hours 11/16/17
Asteroid Schur with 10 inch 10/21/17
Deepest yet 4.5 hours on M33 with 10 inch 10/22/17
Comet Panstarrs V1 in Aries 10/21/17
Comet Asassin C/2017 O1 in Perseus 10/14/17
Comet Johnson V2 - a few days after perihelion 6/15/17
Comet 71p / Clark near Antares 6/15/17
Comet Johnson V2 in Bootes at orbital plane crossing. 6/1/17
Omega Centauri 6" f/3.6 Cometracker 5/27/17
Jupiter with the DBK 5/27/17
M56 Globular Cluster 8" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph 5/19/17
Payson Aurora surprise! 5/27/17
Comet Johnson V2 with 10" in Bootes at 7th magnitude 5/26/17
One Percent cresent moon in the daytime 5/26/17
M92 Globular Cluster 8" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph 5/19/17
M13 Globular Cluster 8" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph 5/19/17
M5 Globular Cluster 8" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph 5/19/17
Comet Johnson V2 with Stellarvue 5/20/17
M3 Globular Cluster 8" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph 5/19/17
Comet Johnson V2 with 10" in Bootes at 7th mag. 5/13/17
Comet 41P in Lyra 4/29/17
Comet 45P now in evening sky in Leo Exceedingly dim! 4/29/17
The Ringtail Galaxy in Corvus 4/20/17
Comet Johnson V2 with 10" - in Hercules 4/20/17
Comet 41P at perihelion 4/13/17
Comet Lovejoy E4 4/8/17 with Full Moon
Comet Johnson V2 with 10" - 2 hours exposure 4/2/17
Comet 41P with the Six inch f/3.6 Cometracker 4/2/17
Comet 41P inside the Bowl of the Dipper 3/24/17
Comet 41P inside the Bowl of the Dipper 3/24/17
Venus at 1% phase 3/24/17
Comet 45P now in evening sky in Leo 3/19/17
Venus at 3% phase 3/17/17
Comet 41P in the Evening sky in Leo 3/14/17
Venus at Noon 3/10/17
Comet 45P now in evening sky in Leo 3/1/17
Comet 41P in the Evening sky in Leo 3/1/17
M50 in Monoceros 1/28/17
NGC2371 in Gemini -- First light for new Mirror Cell! 1/26/17
Comet 45P in Morning sky 2/16/17
Comet 45P in Morning sky 2/16/17
Comet 45P in Morning sky 2/8/17