September 13, 2015 ALP International Observe the Moon Night Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty & Iah Serna

Last September 19th,  the sky was cloudy and even had a late afternoon thunderstorm followed by some more drizzle. Despite the weather, ALPers that include ALP President James Kevin Ty, Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan and Iah Serna, Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, director Arnel Campos and staff members of Cutting Edge proceeded to SM Mall of Asia By The Bay to do a free public viewing event to celebrate this year's International Observe the Moon Night and was blessed with some good skies for them to let more than 200+ people get a chance to view the Waxing Crescent Moon, planet Saturn and bright star Vega from 7:15pm to 10:00pm.

James brought along a Celestron Sky Master 20x80 binoculars on sturdy tripod, Andrew with his Sky Watcher 80ED refractor on Vixen GP mount; Arnel with his Celestron MiniMak50 on sturdy tripod; Louie with his Celestron Powerseeker 80 refractor on EQ-2 mount; Cuttting Edge brought along a Celestron Nexstar 130 Newtonian reflector.

It was a happy session as last few public viewing sessions were super cloudy and raining. At around 10:30pm. they had their traditional group pic taken before packing up and going home feeling happy with the successful event.

Group Shot

Wacky Shot !




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