April 24, 2016 ALP GAM SUNDay Free Solar Viewing Report
by James Kevin Ty

Last April 24th, ALP celebrated Global Astronomy Month by staging  SUNDay , a free solar viewing activity,  at San Miguel by the Bay (SMBY) . Members who were present are ALP President James Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu,  Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, directors Iah Serna,  Shubhashish Banerjee, Peter Benedict Tubalinal , John Ray Cabrera ; and  Miguel Cajita .

They started to setup their telescopes at 4:00pm despite the hot and humid weather. ALPer James brought along his Coronado PST-Ha on Celestron Nexstar mount ; Andrew with his Skywatcher 80ED refractor on Vixen GP mount ; Christopher Louie with his Celestron Powerseeker 80mm refractor on CG-2 mount and   Shubhashish with his Celestron Powerseeker 70mm refractor on altazimuth mount .

More than 400+ people were able to observe the Sun through white light and H-Alpha wavelength on various solar telescopes brought along by ALPers. They were able to view AR2533 and AR2533 sunspot groups as well as a small stubby prominence.

They ended the event at around 6:00pm with a traditional group shot at the event of the event.

Group Shot

Wacky Shot





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