There were 7 scopes there Saturday night, and 8 people. Tony got everyone but Dave Cooper who was on the far end of the row that night.
Thursday night there were 3 of us having a good time: George, Peter and myself. Good conditions that night as well. Peter Natscher got duly sworn in as a Dino Gatekeeper. George and I had a fun stereo shootout with our 13" Albert Highe design scopes, one George Feliz-made and one Albert Highe-made. George and Albert have spent a bunch of nights at that same spot with those same two telescopes. We compared views of the Flame Nebula; 2903, mondo galaxy in Leo; Hickson 44, the brightest Hickson cluster, also in Leo, on and on.
Saturday night I caught the Horsehead for the first time in my own scope. This again was with Johannes, 13" f/4.5 Albert Highe scope. Used a 24 Pan on the HH with an Ultrablock, for the sake of science. It was subtle. George loaned me his H-beta filter, which was already attached to his 24 ES eyepiece. The Horsehead jumped out, had the snout heading in the right direction too.
Tony's view of the Horsehead was as sharp as I've even seen it. Beautiful. And later, Peter was showing off Sirius B, the elusive Pup, in his 16. 100% direct vision. George and I had been looking earlier at 40 Eridani, with the only other white dwarf we see in our amateur scopes (endlessly fascinating triple, with a main sequence K-type star, a red dwarf and a white dwarf).
So yeah Dinosaur Point was good for serious fun this New Moon. Really good to see our old buddy Tony Hurtado. Figuring on inhabiting the place, if the weather is good, for February New Moon. By late March the winds will very likely have picked up in Pacheco Pass again.