October 9, 2016 ALP Monthly
Kevin Ty & Christopher Louie Lu
Last October 9th,
Astronomical League of the Philippines held its monthly
meeting at Exploreum at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
Members who were present were ALP President James Kevin
Ty and his son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Secretary
Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances
Lu; Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, directors Iah Serna and
Ronald Sison with his wife Adriel, son Raj and Adrian,
daughter Allecia Sison; Fung Yu , Justine Garcia, Chris Benedict Solis with mom Marie Solis and
guest Esmer de Leon.
Meeting started at around 3:30pm
with ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu giving a basic
astronomy lecture on Binocular Astronomy.
one decides to go into the hobby of astronomy, you
usually think as essential equipment, for any
amateur astronomer, a Telescope. However, before you
bust out the bank book to buy your first telescope,
consider the humble Binoculars as your first
Can be much less expensive.
Easier to use for a
Helps to “hone in” ones
skills & familiarity of the night sky & in
finding celestial objects.
Quicker to use.
Provides a wider field of
Can be used even after buying
your first telescope.
Also good for non-astro
Prism Binoculars - Porro prism models will deliver
good optics for the dollar, but lack the durability
and compact styling of roof prism models. In
addition, many Porros are not waterproof.
Prism Binoculars - These binoculars are rugged and
durable, and you no longer have to spend more money
to get good optical quality in this design.
Things to consider when purchasing binoculars:
ALPers wait for ALPer
Christopher Louie Lu to start his lecture.
ALPer Christopher Louie Lu
gives an interesting lecture on Binocular