March 17, 2018 ALP Stargazing Session Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty , Ronald Sison, Mike Enage, Alice Villa-Real , Kenneth Chua

Last March 17, Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held its stargazing session under the dark sky of Caliraya , Laguna. Members who were present are ALP President James Kevin Ty  and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty;  Auditor Edgar Ang, directors Peter Benedict Tubalinal , Ronald Sison & Alice Villa-Real ;   Kenneth Chua and family ; Mike Enage, Adi Bontuyan and Dexter Cruz.

They arrived at the place more or less around 5pm and started to set up their tents and telescopes. James brought along his Canon EOS 1000D (M)  DSLR on Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens mounted on Kenko Sky Memo-R star tracker ; Kendrick with his Canon EOS 500D with Canon EFS18-55mm on Vixen Polarie Star Tracker ; Ronald with his William Optics GT81 refractor on Skywatcher HEQ-4 mount ; Mike with his TMB92 refractor on Stellarview MG2 mount ; Alice with her Canon EOS 60D on sturdy tripod as well as Orion ST80 refractor ; Edgar with his Celestron Nexstar 90 refractor ; Dexter with his Orion 10" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector on HEQ-5 mount.

The early evening was clear with some occasionally drizzles that come and go but after midnight, the sky was very clear and the Summer Milky Way was a sight to behold!  Members image and observe while taking advantage of the clear sky.  Overall, it was a good night of observation and imaging.

M8 Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius by Ronald Sison

M51 Whirpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici by Ronald Sison

M57 Ring Nebula in Lyra by Ronald Sison

Summer Milky Way by Alice Villa-Real

Summer Milky Way by Mike Enage

Summer Milky Way by Mike Enage

Summer Milky Way by Kenneth Chua

Summer Milky Way by Kendrick Cole KC Ty



Group Shot with Milky Way

Aerial Group Shot

Wacky Shot



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