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ALP MONTHLY MEETING REPORT

by James Kevin Ty 

The ALP had their  monthly meeting last June 10th at the Manila Planetarium. ALPers who were present at the meeting were  James Kevin Ty, Bel Pabunan, Nel Lagda, Maximo Sacro Jr. , Theodore Gutierrez, Sheri Mae Domingo and Nathaniel Custodio.

The meeting started at around 3:30pm with the usual H-Alpha solar observation with a Coronado PST telescope mounted on  a sturdy tripod.  The group was able to see a numerous  prominence around the Sun's disk as well as bright flare surrounding the AR960 sunspot group.  Although the weather was really hot that afternoon, the group still had a great time watching the prominences.

Then, they proceeded to the auditorium where ALP president James Kevin Ty gave a short but  interesting lecture on observing the Sun safely.  He also discuss the different types of solar observations that can be observe which are the white light, H-Alpha as well as Calcium-K line as well as different type of solar observation techniques.  He also tackle on what features that are visible in each type of wavelength.

ALPer Maximo Sacro got his first Ha solar observation through the PST. "This little scope is great, nice crab-shape prominences near the 6 o'clock position!!!"

ALPer Nathaniel Custodio also got to look through the Sun in H-Alpha light and was specially excited to see lots of prominences .

ALPer Theodore Gutierrez was excited to observe the Sun despite the very hot and humid afternoon weather.

 

ALP  president James Kevin Ty gave an interesting lecture on observing the Sun safely as well as the different type of solar observation techniques and the different types of solar wavelength we can observe.

ALPers  relax while listening to James'  interesting lecture.

James is shown here illustrating the different types of solar wavelength that one can observe on the Sun.

Afterwards, ALP president James Kevin Ty invited the members to join the June 16th stargazing session at PAGASA Observatory in UP-Diliman in case the weather is ok. At around 6:00pm, the meeting was adjourned.

 

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