Astrophotography by Vic-Vic Adrada

Our new member, Vic-Vic Adrada did some astrophotography work on January 27, 2011 and was kind enough to show his work. Congratulations Vic!

Posted by Marvin Xylon Montemayor - Jaen | at 11:48 PM | 2 comments

Astrophotography by Danilo I. Casiño, Jr.

Here are some fantastic photos from AAP member Danilo I. Casiño, Jr. Its nice to know that AAP members are now trying astrophotography despite the lack of professional equipment. These photos were taken using the following setup :

Here are the astrophotographs taken by Dan featuring the moon :

Congratulations to Dan! We hope for more astrophotography from you!

Posted by Marvin Xylon Montemayor - Jaen | at 8:57 PM | 3 comments

Geminids Meteor Shower : Now Showing

A Geminid meteor - Photo from Astronomy
Do not miss out the year's greatest meteor shower, the Geminids tonight until tomorrow! AAPers can submit their documentation (Photos, Meteor Count, etc) to the AAP email : or post it in the AAP forum website here at : (registration required, free of charge)

Clear skies everyone!

Posted by Marvin Xylon Montemayor - Jaen | at 3:49 PM | 1 comments

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

AAP members, please watch this. This really makes sense and makes you see how wonderful the Universe is and most importantly, how powerful its creator is. Just don't mind the short commercial near the beginning.

Please click on the link below :

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

Posted by Marvin Xylon Montemayor - Jaen | at 10:33 PM | 0 comments

AAP forum site now online!

AAP members can now freely discuss and share their knowledge as well as address astronomy problems or difficulties through the AAP forum site! Everyone is invited to register and participate in the growing community of the AAP.

You can visit the forum site here :

Members are invited to register to the forum! Simply click the REGISTER button and follow on screen instructions. Please refer to the photo below to locate the REGISTER button. (Please click the photo to enlarge)

See you all at the forum!

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Keep your heads up for the Geminids!

A Geminid meteor streaks over Monument Valley, Utah, in 2007.
Photograph by Wally Pacholka, TWAN
Photo credit from
AAP members, keep your heads up for the Geminids meteor shower and spread the word so that you and your loved ones may enjoy this magnificent natural event! Watch out for it at the constellation Gemini (at the east, near Orion) between December 12 to 14 at around 10:00 PM onwards. You can also count the meteors that you will see, take photos of you and your family observing the Geminds, pictures of tools and equipment that you used and submit an observation report for our fellow AAP members to appreciate.

Here's a little bit about the Geminids meteor shower from Wikipedia :

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid.This would make the Geminids the only meteor shower not originating from a passing comet. The meteors from this shower are slow moving can be seen in December and usually peak around the 13th - 14th of the month, with the date of highest intensity being the morning of the 14th. The shower is thought to be intensifying every year and recent showers have seen 120–160 meteors per hour under optimal conditions, generally around 2am to 3am GMT. Geminids were first observed only 150 years ago, much more recently than other showers such as the Perseids and Leonids.

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