# 23 Aug, 2018 11:11
Being involved in astrophotography for about 20 years and having a website ever since, I finally decided to share (some of) my work on Astrobin and meet other astrophotographers on this platform. Thanks to the appearance of comet Hale-Bopp I started as a visual astronomer in 1997. Two years later I inherited an Olympus OM-1 SLR from my late grandfather and my (astro)photographic journey began. Having used analogue medium format cameras and digital (cooled) CCD-cameras through the years, I've settled with a fullframe DSLR and standalone autoguider. I like to pursue astrophotography without a computer in the field; no risk of losing clear hours due to computer glitches. When the camera and telescope are set up, I like to gaze the stars through binoculars, a small second scope or - in case of a starparty gathering - a large Dobonian of fellow astronomer.|
# 23 Aug, 2018 11:34
|Maurice, welcome here! CS from germany, Michael|
# 23 Aug, 2018 20:58
# 24 Aug, 2018 02:51
|Hey Maurice, welcome!|
# 24 Aug, 2018 09:05
|Hoi Maurice, leuk dat je ook op Astrobin bent gekomen!|
# 24 Aug, 2018 09:40
ik zie er naar uit naar je volgende fotos.
Groetjes uit Belgie.
# 24 Aug, 2018 13:37
|Bedankt voor het warme welkom|
# 16 Sep, 2018 22:01
Hi Maurice, you may remember that we met once or twice at the local dark site, a car park in the dunes near Wassenaar, along with several other astronomers. On one of those occasions we were all looking for a near-Earth asteroid, and did eventually find it! I was there with my wife and a 12" Meade LX200, which was of course quite big to move around ;-)|
Now, after retirement, I've moved to a much darker site in southern France, with a permanent observatory, and am really living the good life ;-)))
# 17 Sep, 2018 17:15
Yes, I do remember we met several times at the ‘Wassenaarse Slag’. I have a record in my logbook of 13 April 2001. We witnessed the Northern Lights. You were there together with Huguette Sawaya. I’ll drop you an Email or PM. Small world!
# 17 Sep, 2018 20:04
|hartelijke Grouten van mij :-))|
# 19 Sep, 2018 15:49
yes I remember the aurora – your picture captures how I remember it, and indeed, those were the days of film! I still have an Olympus OM-2 and that same lens, by the way (I tried to get hold of my late father's old OM-1 but my brother has it ;-). I'd forgotten, Huguette and I weren't married then. Now we are!
I'll send you a private message.
# 22 Nov, 2018 09:09
|Groeten uit Portugal Maurice!|
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