April 14, 2018 ALP Stargazing Session Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty

Last April 14, 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;  director Alice Villa-Real and relatives ;   Mike Enage, Adi Bontuyan and friends.

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 ; Mike with his TMB92 refractor on Stellarview MG2 mount ; Alice with her Vixen 60mm refractor on sturdy tripod .

The early evening was clear  for about 1 hour before heavy clouds rolled in and totally clouded out the entire sky.  Then heavy rain followed and most of us thought the session had ended and time to go to early sleep. But after 1:00am, rain stopped and the clouds started to thinned out and by 2:30am, the sky started to clear up and the Summer Milky Way was a sight to behold!  Members image and observe while taking advantage of the clear sky.  Overall, it was still good for visual observation and some wide field deep sky imaging.

Summer Milky Way by James Kevin Ty

Summer Milky Way by Miguel Villar

Summer Milky Way by Kendrick Cole Ty


Group Shot

Wacky Group Shot



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