January 28-29, 2012 ALP
Stargazing Session Report
Images by James Kevin Ty & Gary Andreassen
Last Jan 28, Some members of
the Astronomical League of the Philippines which
includes ALP President James Kevin Ty with wife Charito
and son Kendrick Cole Ty; Secretary Christopher Louie ,
wife Karren and daughter Frances with ALPer Gary
Andreassen & his family (wife Irma, daughters Sean
Anrea, Jean Andre, son Steinar Gari and grand daughter
Hailey) went to Caliraya, Laguna to do
some observations as well as try to recover Comet Garrad
& Asteroid Eros.
They arrive at the site at around 7:00 pm and had their
dinner first before setting up their tents. In the early
evening, one drizzle we're encountered by the group and
they had to wait till around 11pm before they were able
to start observing. both James & Chris started to give
Gary some pointers on Astro equipment and observing
tips. James brought sling his usual portable setup with
Canon EOS 500D DSLR on Canon EF100-400mm L lens on
Kenko Sky Memo-R tracker. Gary brought along his 5"
Kenko Newtonian reflector on EQ-2 mount. Chris brought
his Canon EOS 450D DSLR with some lenses on sturdy
As the sky started to open up, James was finally able to
polar align his mount and together with Chris, they
worked together to locate and image asteroid 433 Eros
in the constellation of Sextan so that they can submit
their images for parallax measurement to The Eros
Gary was surprised at the beauty of the night sky there
and was able to see a lot of deep sky objects and told
James he wanted to join again next session and now
understand why some ALPers spend extra time and effort
to go there to observe under dark skies!
Before morning break, James was also able to image Comet
2009 P1 Garrad in the constellation of Hercules.
h a contended heart that they had a great time
Asteroid 433 Eros by
James Kevin Ty
Comet 2009 P1 Garrad by James
They had their customary group shot taken
before heading home with a contended heart that they had a great time
together !me w
ALPer Christopher Louie Lu
help ALPer Gary Andreassen fix his damaged tent.
ALPers James, Chris and Gary
discussed on astro equipment while waiting for the
sky to clear :)
ALPer Gary Andreassen with son
Steinar beside their Kenko 5" Newtonian reflector on
ALPer James Kevin Ty posed
beside his Canon EOS 500D DSLR on Canon EF 100-400mm
L lens on Kenko SKy Memo-R Tracker.
you there again next month!