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ALP STARGAZING SESSION REPORT
by Peter Benedict Tubalinal and James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty and Jett Aguilar
The Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) were able to
observe and document the occultation of Regulus and the moon which occurred
in the early morning hours of December 1, 2007, at the PAGASA observatory in
Diliman, Quezon City.
Members present were ALP President James Kevin Ty, Dr. Jett Aguilar, Edgar Ang, and Observations chairman Peter Benedict Tubalinal. They arrived at the observatory at almost midnight and started to setup their equipments for observing and documenting the event. James used his Canon 300D DSLR camera attached to his 4-inch TV101 refractor for still images, and an ATK-1HS II webcam attached on his 60mm f/9 Kenko achromat refractor for video-recording. Jett had setup his 350D DSLR attached to his Takahashi TSA-102 refractor for still images, and piggybacked with a Sony videocam. He also had setup his NexStar 5 with a webcam attached to it. Visual observations were done by Peter and Edgar, using an 80mm f/6 Stellarvue refractor and a 10x50 binoculars respectively.
The official timing of occultation by the group were as
(Philippine Standard Time:)
Lastly, they took a group picture beside the equipments they used for the event. The team packed up and left the observatory at around 5:30am.
ALPers took a group shot with the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) as backdrop as
well as their telescopes.
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