Solar Eclipse | March 2016

Image of the partial solar eclipse on March 9, 2016, taken with a 4 in f/9 Sky-Watcher 100ED refractor, a DSLR camera, and a solar filter.

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Lunar Eclipse | April 2015

Lunar eclipse as observed from Camarines Norte, Philippines on April 4, 2015. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, during instances when the Sun, the Earth, and the moon are in alignment.

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Interview with GMA 7 ‘AHA!’

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TV interview on astrophotography aired on March 2, 2014

I had an interview with GMA 7 on imaging planets, galaxies, and nebula using a telescope, as part of a feature on various types of photography. The segment was aired last March 2, 2014, at AHA!, a science and technology program hosted by Drew Arellano.

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How to Polar-Align a Telescope

For a telescope to accurately track the sky motion of any celestial object like planets, stars, and deep-sky objects, precise polar alignment is needed. This is true for any equatorial telescope, both for manual and electronic types. Without proper polar alignment, objects will always drift out of view making it impossible to perform lengthy and detailed observations. In astrophotography, poor polar alignment would mean sad-looking star trails in captured images.

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Polar alignment achieved with the help of a polar scope

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ISS | November 2012

International Space Station (ISS) flyby over Antipolo, Philippines on November 11, 2012 at around 5 am, taken with a Canon 450D and an 18-55 mm kit lens set at 18 mm, 30 sec exposure, ISO 1600. Image taken as the ISS sets in the north-northeast.

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