Astronomers with the All-Star Telescope star party are currently in residence at the Painted Pony Resort and today the group explored South Fork of Cave Creek Canyon. About a dozen astronomers hiked up South Fork to Maple Camp and along the way we came across a small slot canyon on the west side of the trail. Chimneying a short distance up the slot several reflecting pools were encountered. While getting up and in was easy, coming down and back out proved a little more challenging, but it was possible to avoid the falling into the pools and still get a good photograph.
Of course the Panstarrs comet has been the subject of some interest and photography at sunset each evening and some photographs are posted here and here.