April 6, 2013 ALP StarPeace
with GAM 2013 Jupiter & Saturn Watch
Last April 6, members
of the Astronomical League of the Philippines went to
Rajah Sulayman Park at Baywalk to conduct a free public
viewing session to celebrate the StarPeace with Global
Astronomy Month Jupiter and Saturn Watch. ALP is
also coordinating with
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Astronomy Society to conduct this
events as both countries are under segment 2 of 30
nights of StarPeace Project.
who were present to help were ALP President James Kevin
Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; ALP
Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter
Frances ; ALP Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan , Gary
Andreassen with wife Irma Andreassen; Mike Enage, Per
Edman with son Oliver; Mark Vornhusen and wife Arlene
James brought along Meade 8" f/10
SCT on Vixen GPDX mount ; Per with Orion XT6 dobsonian
reflector ; Louie with Celestron Powerseeker 80
refractor with EQ-1 mount and Mark with WO 66SD
refractor on sturdy tripod. They started out at
around 7:30pm and initially pointed their
telescopes to planet Jupiter and its 4 Jovian moons.
They later pointed some of the telescopes to the
beautiful ring planet Saturn with was rising from the
eastern horizon. James was able to let the viewers
get a good view of Saturn at 510x under fair seeing for
free and most of them got blown away with the beauty of
Saturn as it looks very 3D and like floating in space!!!
Mark was able to show the viewers
some low power views of M42 Orion Nebula as well!
More than 250+ people were able to get their chance to
view the 2 gas giant up close and personal that evening.
AT around 10:00pm. They had their traditional
group shot taken before packing up their telescopes and
went to Jollibee for late dinner while also using the
time to discuss preparations for next day's GAM SUNday
solar observations at the same site.
ALPers Mike Enage & Per Edman
beside the Orion XT6 dobsonian reflector.
A father helps his daughter
take a peep at planet Jupiter.
More than 250+ people were
able to get a chance to view planets Jupiter and
Saturn for free!
ALPer Mike Enage guide the
viewers while they look at planet Jupiter.
ALPer Christopher Louie Lu is
all smile as he guide the viewers on what features
to see on Jupiter.
ALPers Mike Enage and Mark
Vornhusen are busy guiding the viewers to their
Wow! Great views of planet
Saturn at high magnification !
ALPer Andrew Ian Chan used his
Iphone to image Saturn afocally.
ALPer James Kevin Ty shows KC
the beautiful ring planet Saturn............
AWESOME !!! :)
Posing times for ALPers Mark
Vornhusen, Mike Enage, Gary Andreassen and Per
See you at tomorrow's GAM SUNday
solar observation !!!