Ranch house just after sunset
The sun has been down about 30 minutes or so and it's starting to get really dark. The stars are really popping in the northern sky.
Roy and the Milky Way
The Milky Way rising in the southern sky as Roy tries to figure out how to make his tracking mount work in the dark.
Milky Way galactic center just coming up
It was a partly cloudy night so we had to make the best of it.
Milky Way over the DMB Center
Here's the Milky Way galactic center rising over the DMB Center
Tail end of the Milky Way at the northern horizon
That's not noise in the sky, that's all stars. Notice how inky black the shadows are.
Red windmill #2
This is the real deal. The stars are just barely peeking through the cloud cover as we painted the windmill with the headlamp.
Milky Way with windmill
UbarU Star Party – promotional piece celebrating UbarU's designation as an International Dark Sky Park