March 19, 2011 ALP SuperMoon Observation Session Report
by James Kevin Ty & Christopher Louie Lu

Last March 19, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held their free public viewing session at Caltex Kalentong Station in Mandaluyong City between 8:00pm -10:45pm. Members who attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty , PRO Armando Lee , Myra Lee  and son Jason Lee, director Edgar Ang, Special Events Chairman Christopher Louie Lu.

Christopher Louie Lu brought along his Celestron Power Seeker 80mm refractor on EQ-1 mount ; Armando Lee brought his Meade DS2080AT 80mm GOTO achromat refractor  while James Kevin Ty brought along a highly portable Canon EF 100-400mm IS L Lens modified for dual purpose use on both imaging and visual use.
The evening started out very cloudy and seems almost a failure due to thick clouds. But with patience and a lot of will power,  the cloudy sky gives way to small patches of open sky in which they took to full advantage to conduct this free public viewing of the Super Moon. More than 150 - 200 people were able  to observe the highly hype Super Moon as well as observe Saturn.
The session ended at around 10:45pm with ALPers having a good time sharing the beauty of the moon to the public.
ALP would like to  thank fellow ALPer Christopher Louie's family who were there to help support the event as well as to Mr. Harvey Yao of Caltex Kalentong Station & Capt. Ferdie Baretto of Brgy. Daang Bakal & Staff for making it all happen.

ALPer Chris Lu assists a viewer to position his camera to his scope for afocal imaging of the Moon.

ALPer Edgar Ang guide a group of ladies to observe the Super Moon through James' Canon L77mm Scope :)

ALPers Armando & Mia Lee together with Jason share the lunar observation through his Meade DS2080AT GOTO refracting scope.

ALPer Christopher Louie Lu's family were there to help out during the Super Moon observation session.

ALPer James Kevin Ty beside his modified dual purpose Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L Lens which he fondly named Canon L77mm Scope :)

ALPer Edgar Ang was also there to assist James in handling his scope for public view.

More than 150-200 people were able to observe the Super Moon that evening !

Super Moon





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