September 22, 2012 ALP InOMN &
September 22, members of the Astronomical League of the
Philippines (ALP) join the world in celebrating the
International Observe the Moon Night and Starpeace 2012
at Rajah Sulayman Park beside Aristocrat Restaurant ,
Malate, Manila. Members who were present were ALP President James
Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren
and daughter Frances; PRO Armando Lee with wife
Mia and son Jason; Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan and Iah
Serna ; directors Edgar Ang, John Ray Cabrera; Miguel
Enrique Cajita with his dad Trix ; Gary Andreassen , wife Irma
and son Steinar ; Arnel Campos , Belen Pabunan , Liza
Quitlong, Nel Lagda, Mary Ann Ramirez, and Maximo Zabanl;
Cristina and her student Benz Felices, and staffs of
Cutting Edge who is the Philippine distributor of
The event in
the early evening was marred by drizzle and short burst
of hard rain so the members were not able to setup till
around 8:20pm. James brought along a portable setup in
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens with eyepiece
adapter on sturdy tripod ; Christopher with his
Celestron Powerseeker 80mm refractor on EQ-1 mount ;
Arnel with Celestron MiniMak50 on sturdy tripod, Gary
with his Celestron C6N Newtonian reflector on Orion SVP
EQ-5 mount, Miguel with his C130 Newtonian
reflector on EQ-1 mount . Cutting Edge brought along a
new product, the Sky Prodigy 70mm refractor, a GPS Goto
bad weather some people were able to drop by to get the
chance to view through the different telescopes that
were setup for observing the Moon. Unfortunately,
the Moon half heartedly cooperated to let the spectators
get a chance to view her through clouds.
9:30pm, they called it a night and have their
traditional group shot taken before packing up. And then
hard rain fell again! Gosh........ We were lucky
to still be able to show the Moon despite such as short
Planetarium curator Bel
Pabunan and her staff are there to celebrate InOMN
and StarPeace 2012 with ALP.
(L-R) ALPers Gary Andreassen
and Arnel Campos beside Arnel's ultra portable
Celestron MiniMak 50.
ALP President beside his
portable Canon EF100-400mm f/ 4.5-5.6 IS L lens with
The New Celestron Sky Prodigy
70mm refractor GPS Goto Scope.
ALPer Miguel Enrique Cajita
looked at the Moon through his Celestron C130
reflector on EQ-1 mount.
ALPer Steinar Andreassen winks
at the Moon through his Celestron C6N reflector on
Orion SVP mount in remembrance of Neil Armstrong!
ALPers Miguel Enrique Cajita,
Armando Lee, Arnel Campos with guests Dr. Gerry
Caedo and his daughter.
Dr. Gerry Caedo and his
daughter got to look at the Moon through the
Celestron C6N reflector.
ALPers letting spectators look
through their various scopes while ALPer Armando Lee
handles InOMN Twitter conversation with VietAstro
and other astro orgs around the world.
ALP's Astro Moms and Kids :)
ALPers Arnel Campos, Edgar Ang
and John Cabrera together with Cutting Edge staffs
along side their Sky Prodigy 70mm refractor.
Planetarium's Nel Lagda
viewing the Moon through Gary's Celestron 15x70
ALPers John Cabrera and
Christopher Louie Lu beside his Celestron
Powerseeler 80mm refractor on EQ-1 mount.
ALPer Arnel Campos posed
beside the new Celestron Sky Prodigy 70mm refractor.
Guest Numan Sha viewing the
Moon through James' Canon EF100-400mm L lens with
ALPers and spectators were
patient enough to wait for the Moon to come in and
out from passing clouds :0
A police officer was also
there to get a chance to view the Moon through
ALP Astro Gals together with
Astro Kids :)