First off, my latest image of the giant planet Jupiter:
The Great Red Spot is prominent and the South Equatorial Belt (SEB) is now back with a vengeance. For a comparison, here's what the planet looked like last year at this time:
Here's a probably my last image of Saturn for the current apparition:
And as night falls on the elongated lunar crater Schiller..
With the end of the space shuttle program - I wonder if we'll even be back to the Moon by 2030. Had we kept up with the Grand Dream of the 1960's - we should have colonized the Moon and been to Mars if not Jupiter by now. But it was only a dream..