June 28, 2014 ALP Caliraya Stargazing Session Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty , Val Villanueva, Mike Enage, TJ Torrano , Jeremy Arabes

Last June 28, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) proceeded to Caliraya, Laguna to do some observation and imaging under dark skies despite a not so good weather prospect.  Members who were present were ALP President James Kevin Ty, director Mike Enage , Val Villanueva , Jake Ramos, TJ Torrano, Jeremy Arabes.

They arrive at the site at around 5:00pm and set up their equipment after having dinner. ALP President James Kevin Ty brought along his ATIK 16HR CCD camera with Canon EF100-400mm L lens on Vixen GP-DX mount ; director Mike Enage with his ATIK 314L CCD camera with TMB 92 refractor on Vixen GP-DX mount ; Val Villanueva with his Nikon DSLRs and Lenses on Vixen Polarie mount and Vixen GP-DX mount.

The sky was surprisingly clear the whole evening ! The entire stretch of Milky Way from Crux to Cassiopeia was visible !!!  James image the North American / Pelican Nebula in Cygnus as well as M31 Andromeda Galaxy in Andromeda ;Mike image the Cygnus Wall Nebula in Cygnus ; Val Villanueva image Milky Way  as well as M3 Globular Cluster ; Jeremy image North American Nebula in Cygnus and Milky Way while TJ image M4 Globular Cluster in Scorpius.

The group then have a traditional group photo before leaving Caliraya in the morning . The session is surprisingly excellent and looking forward for another good stargazing session in end of the month of July weather permitting!

NGC7000 North American & IC5070 Pelican Nebula by ALPer James Kevin Ty

Cygnus Wall Nebula by ALPer Mike Enage

M4 Globular Cluster by ALPer TJ Torrano

M3 Globular Cluster by ALPer Val Villanueva

M31 Andromeda Galaxy by ALPer James Kevin Ty

Panoramic Milky Way by ALPer Jeremy Arabes

Milky Way by ALPer TJ Torrano

NGC7000 North American Nebula by ALPer Jeremy Arabes

Polar Star Trail by ALPer Jeremy Arabes

Polar Star Trail by ALPer Val Villanueva

ALPer James Kevin Ty beside his Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens on Vixen GP-DX mount.

Val Villanueva beside his Nikon 300mm AIS lens on Vixen GP-DX mount,


Group Shot

Group Shot Wide




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