ALP Philippine Messier Marathon Open (March 24, 2012)

The Astronomical League of the Philippines’ (ALP) Philippine Messier Marathon Open is an annual star party conducted under the dark clear skies of Caliraya, Laguna, where astronomy-enthusiasts in the country gather to observe and meet fellow enthusiasts. The highlight of the event is the messier marathon — astro-enthusiasts attempt to observe and identify all the 110 m-objects in just one night. More information may be found in ALP’s official report.

Astro-enthusiats from various astronomical organizations in the Philippines attend this annual astro-gathering in a dark-sky site in Caliraya, Laguna (Photo Credit: James Kevin Ty)
This event hosted by the Astronomical League of the Philippines is by far the largest star party and astro-gathering in the Philippines.

For previous observations, click here.

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For tutorials on how to get started with astrophotography, click here.

© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

 

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