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Published on Apr 23, 2017
Astronomical League of the Philippines celebrated Global Astronomy Week SUNDay Free Solar Viewing Event at SM By the Bay Central Park last April 23, 2017 from 3:00-6:00pm. 6 solar telescopes were set up to let the public get a chance to view our closest star, the Sun through white light and Hydrogen Alpha scopes. Members who were present are ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, Auditor Edgar Ang, PRO Edge Lat, director Peter Benedict Tubalinal , Per Edman, Mark Ian Singson and guest Jennifer Gutierrez. James brought along his Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5 6 IS L lens with Daystar Quark Chromosphere Ha Filter on Nexstar mount; Christopher with his Celestron Powerseeker 80mm f/11 refractor on CG2 mount; Edgar with his Celestron Nexstar 90 refractor ; Per with his 6" Orion XT6 Dobsonian reflector; Mark with his 60mm f5 refractor on sturdy tripod; Jennifer with her Lunt 60 Ha scope on EQ4 mount. More than 500 people had a great time viewing our Sun which features AR2651 and 2653 Sunspot Groups as well as a beautiful eruptive prominence and huge wide dark filament visible in the NE limb . The event ended at around 6:00pm with traditional group photos to conclude the event.