Stargazing at Big Handy’s Grounds,Tanay, Rizal
My boyfriend and I joined the Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS) deep sky observation marathon last March 9-10, 2013 at Big Handy’s Grounds in Tanay, Rizal.
We were the first one to arrive at the site after an hour and a half drive from Quezon City. To reach the observation area, we need to go through a rough terrain going up. It was a challenge to bring our gear to the observation area, but it was all worth it. The view of the mountains was indeed breathtaking!
The group started the deep sky observation at 7pm but put on hold after an hour or so due to heavy rain. The sky started to clear up around past 10pm and since then, everyone was busy identifying celestial objects or taking images of the night sky.
Below are my images:
Thank you PAS members and to Mr Ernie and Mrs. May Serrano, owners of the property, for allowing to use the site for night sky observation.
To the stars!