Dr. Jesus Rodrigo F. Torres
The sketches are rather crude compared to those you can see in magazines but they are faithful representations of my impressions in the eyepiece. With the help of astronomers who know how to sketch, notably Allan Yu and Joel Linao, I may yet be able to learn the art. At any rate, this work promises to reach at least volume 11, so there will be plenty of time to learn.
Astronomy is a science and a pursuit that grows on the practitioner. I have acquired a new 10 inch Newtonian reflector. It is dobsonian, the XT-10 SkyQuest by Orion. This telescope has greater light-gathering and resolving power than my other telescope and I have started to use it. The addition of the 1x red dot finder (which I acquired through the efforts of James Kevin Ty) has greatly eased the job of star-hopping. Nonetheless, the 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain still remains my workhorse. I have not yet learned to wean myself from this trusty instrument after many years of reliable partnership.