May 26, 2001 Star Party at Bottomless Lakes, NM

Clear skies and lot's of mosquitoes accompanied a few of our intrepid members who help a dozen or so campers at the Bottomless Lakes State Park, SE of Roswell, to observe sunspots, the moon, and Messier objects. We even saw 'Mercury' which turned out to be a high altitude research balloon over in the direction of White Sands.

Roy looking at Sun Spots.
Stan setting up 8 In. Celestron for Solar Viewing just before dark.


Phyllis looks on to make sure it's done right!.

Karen and Phyllis checking out Sunspots.
Gene Sherwood, Club President (left) standing near Roy's (center) scope. Gene's wife, Phyllis, is on the right.