Arrived early Saturday afternoon to clouds and light, intermittent rain [bummer].
Jim with our Okie-Tex home for a few days.
Outfitted for an expedition.
Watch your step!
Our Canadian participant drove from Ontario.
Jim (3rd from left) and folks admiring his 12 1/2" Cave Astrola.
The car battery gave up the ghost so we went to Clayton, NM to replace it.
30 Inch Dob - nice!
One of the few days with blue sky.
Furry little critter. Check your sleeping bags!
Pano of 3 30-sec 17 mm f/2.8 shots.
Pleiades rising over the mesa. White streak at center is auto on main road to Kenton.
Prickly Pear Cactus
Pano from hill with the cross. Very good turn-out for 2009 despite the lousy weather.
Fossil worm tracks in rock up the hill with the cross.
Jack Eastman with the visitor at the Alvan Clark 1877 refractor.
Small newtonian w/mirror made from cutout plug of a Celestron telescope (Jack Eastman)
Gamboling hall built but quashed by the locals. Just as well, with the weather we would have spent too much time here.
Another furry critter. Climbing up the main hall chimney.
Green laser tag on the west hill. 'Cause it was clouded-in (rats!),
Leaving Jim's house late Sunday afternoon. Colorful sunset with rainbow.