November 28-29 ALP Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Observation Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty, Gary Andreassen , Oliver de Guzman , Jett Aguilar, Mark Vornhusen, Armando Lee, Alberto Lao, Christoher Louie Lu, Rome Candaza, Flored Jay Naval Medina

Last November 28, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) setup at AstroCamp Observatory at SM Mall of Asia at Pasay City to observe the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.  Members who were there to help out were ALP PRO Armando Lee, wife Myra and son Jason Lee; Gary Andreassen with wife Irma and son Steinar; Mark Ian Singson and GF Cristina ; Arnel Campos, Mark Vornhusen, Jan Karlo Hernandez and Sheldon Espartero.

Armand setup his Celestron C11 with 80mm guidescope on EQ-6 mount ; Gary with his Celestron C6N Newtonian reflector on Orion SVP EQ-5  mount,  Mark with his 1000mm f/10 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope on sturdy tripod , Arnel with his Celestron C130 Newtonian reflector on EQ01 mount while Mark Ian SIngson brought along a Meade 70mm refractor on sturdy altazimuth mount.

The sky was clear whole night and they had a great time showing more than 200 people the views of the penumbral lunar eclipse.

ALPers Arnel Campos, Gary Andreassen & Mark Ian Singson  setup and prepare their telescope for the free public view of the penumbral lunar eclipse.

ALPer Mark Vornhusen beside his 1000mm f / 10 Masutov-Cassegrain scope on sturdy tripod

ALPer Arnel Campos manned the Celestron C130 reflector on  EQ-1 mount.

ALPer Steinar Andreassen manned the Celestron C6N reflector on Orion SVP EQ-5 mount.

ALPer Sheldon Espartero manned the AstroCamp's Celestron C11 SCT with 80mm guidescope.

ALPers posed for a tradition al group shot after a successful penumbral lunar eclipse fre public viewing session.

November 28, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Image by Gary & Steinar Andreassen

\November 28, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Image by Mark Vornhusen

Meanwhile in Legaspi City, ALP President James Kevin Ty was invited by Rome Candaza to have a talk on chasing  eclipse for the Karangalan's Lunar Eclipse Day  at Penaranda Park in Legaspi City, Albay.  After the lecture, James and Rome together with his brothers setup several telescopes to give a free public viewing of the penumbral lunar eclipse at the park. More than 500 people were given free views of the eclipse as well as free lecture on eclipse.  James also use the opportunity to use his Canon EOS 500D with Canon EF100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS L lens on sturdy tripod to image the eclipse from start to end.  He was also interviewed by local Legaspi ABS-CBN news reporter and the interview was featured in the evening and next day news.

2 Guest Astro Lecturers during the Astronomy Lunar Eclipse Day.

ALP President James Kevin Ty beside his portable imaging setup to document and image the penumbral lunar eclipse.

More than 500 people attended the lectures and free public viewing at the Penaranda Park.

ABS CBN news reporter and staffs get a chance to observe the penumbral lunar eclipse through one of the several telescopes brought along by Agile Phoenix Solutions

Rome Candaza of Agile Phoenix Solution lecture on Basic Astronomy Observations

ALP President James Kevin Ty giving a lecture to the crowd on chasing eclipses.

Group Shot with Rome Candaza and Agile Phoenix Solutions Group

November 28-29, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Composite by James Kevin Ty


The rest of the ALPers setup individually at their home to document the event and their images can be viewed below :

November 28-29, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Composite by Jett Aguilar

November 28, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Image by Oliver de Gizman

November 28, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse  by Alberto Lao

November 28, 2012 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Composite by Christopher Louie Lu



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