My Personal Gear for Astronomy:
  • Skywatcher Explorer 150 PL on a wooden dobsonian mount, "Alpha"
  • Celestron Travel Scope 70
  • Celestron UpClose Binoculars
  • Tasco 30mm refractor
  • Binoculars (no-brand)
  • Nikon D3100
During my stay in Dumaguete city, I also handled and maintained the telescopes of Silliman University Physics Department
Celestron C8, Celestron Nexstar 130 GT, Celestron Firstscope 114C, 6" Anchor Optics reflector, EdsCorp Refractor

I've also handled and maintained the telescopes from RTU's Department of Earth and Space Sciences as part of my previous contractual work.

 Books and Magazines
According to Dr. Jesus Rodrigo Torres, "aside from a telescope, an astronomer's tool is knowledge."

Over the years I have been acquiring books in astronomy and physics to broaden my knowledge and provide useful reference for my use and to share with others. Here is a list of some of my astronomy books from my personal astro-library:

  • Encyclopedia of Astronomy.
  • Idiot's Guide to Astronomy.
  • Astronomy: A Self-teaching guide, 6th ed.
  • Astronomy. Cliffs Quick Review
  • Astronomy: The Definitive Guide
  • The Search for Life in the Universe
  • Cosmology 101
  • Galileo's New Universe
  • Living Off the Land in Space
  • The Outer Limits
  • Observing the Moon
  • 2001 Yearbook of Astronomy
  • 2004 Yearbook of Astronomy
  • Guide to Stars and Planets
  • Sun Observer's Guide
  • Moon Observer's Guide
  • Jewels of the Night Sky
  • Exploring the Galaxies
  • The Secret of the Universe
  • Far as Human Eye Could See
  • Guide to Earth and Space
  • Eclipse: Voyage to Darkness and Light
  • Smithsonian Intimate Guide to the Cosmos
  • Amateur Astronomer's Handbook
  • Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
  • Earth, Moon, and Planets. 3rd ed.
  • Contemporary Astronomy. 4th ed.
  • The Universe and Planet Earth
  • The Concise Atlas of the Stars
  • Stars and Planets
  • Horizons: Exploring the Universe
  • What if the Moon Didn't Exist?
  • The Solar System. Vol 1, 5th ed. (Chaisson & McMillan)
  • The Solar System. 3rd ed. (Seeds)
  • The Invisible Universe: Probing the Frontiers of Astrophysics
  • Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes
  • Origins:How the Planets, Stars, Galaxies and the Universe Began
  • Show Me God
  • Meteorology: A First Course
  • University Physics. 11th ed.
  • Various volumes of: Astronomy, Astronomy Now, Sky and Telescope, Discovery, Science News, Science Illustrated