August 27, 2017 ALP Monthly Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty and Christopher Louie Lu

ALP in cooperation with SMBY and many other sponsor partners celebrated Cloud Fest Fun Run at SM By The Bay last August 27, 2017. Members who attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan , Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances Lu ; PRO Edge Lat , directors Ronald Sison with sons Ray and Adrian Sison; Justine Garcia , Iah Serna and member Mark Ian Singson.

James brought along Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens with Daystar Quark Chromosphere Ha Filter on Nexstar mount ; Andrew with Skywatcher 80ED refractor on Vixen GP mount ; Christopher with his Celestron Powerseeker 80mm f/11 refractor on CG2 mount ; Mark with his Celestron C90 on sturdy tripod.

They setup their telescope for solar viewing late afternoon but bad weather later prevented them to let the public view night time objects like Moon , Jupiter and Saturn due to cloudy skies and rain They packup their equipment at around 7:45pm when rain started to pour. Nevertheless, more than 50 people got to view the Sun through Ha and White Light wavelength. AR2672 Sunspot Group is visible on the disk. Only small solar prominences are visible that afternoon.

After the event, some ALPers had their tradiitonal after event dinner at Terriyaki Boy and ended it with a warm coffee chat at Coffee Bean before going home. Although the free public viewing event was hampered by lots of clouds and moderate drizzle, they were still happy to at least share the beauty of the Sun to the public.



Group Shot

Wacky Shot




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