January 16-17, 2016 ALP
Stargazing Session Report
Images by James Kevin Ty , Shubhashish Banerjee and
Last January 16th, ALPers consisting of ALP President James Kevin Ty,
Joaquin Fajardo, Shubhashish Banerjee, Joyce Gonsalves
and guest David Gluchowski went to Tanay, Rizal to
do a stargazing session under dark sky. They arrive at
the site at around 10:00pm and the sky was cloudy .
The sky partly
cleared up in patches thus letting them conduct visual
observations only untill past midnight when the sky open
up but still with some haze for them to image Comet
C/2013 US10 Catalina near double star Mizar in Ursa
Major. The comet was a bit fainter than past 2
James brought along his Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS
Lens on Kenko Sky Memo-R star tracker ; Joaquin with his Canon 75-300mm lens on
Vixen Polarie star tracker ; Shubhashish brought along
his Celestron Powerseeker 70mm refractor on Altazimuth
mount , Celestron Ultima 80 Spotting Scope, and
Canon EF 24-105mm L lens mounted on Vixen Polarie Star
Despite the several abrupt
cloudy skies and haze that hamper their observation
session, they are still quite happy
that they were able to some deep sky observing session
as well as image Comet Catalina. In the morning, they had a
traditional group picture taken by going home.
ALPer Shubhashish beside
his Canon EOS 70D DSLR with Canon EF24-105 L
lens mounted on Vixen Polarie Star Tracker.
ALPer Joyce beside
Shubhs' Celestron powerseeker 70mm refractor on
ALPer Joaquin beside his
Canon EF75-300mm lens on Vixen Polarie Star
ALPers Shubhashish & Joyce
beside Shubhs' Celestron Powerseeker 70mm
refractor with altazimuth mount.
ALPer James in between his
Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens on Kenko
Sky Memo-R star tracker and Astro Trac star
Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina
in Ursa Major by ALPer James Kevin Ty.