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Hello from the Netherlands

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.

Best regards,
Maurice Toet
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! smile
24 Aug, 2018 09:05
Hoi Maurice, leuk dat je ook op Astrobin bent gekomen!
24 Aug, 2018 09:40
Hello Maurice
ik zie er naar uit naar je volgende fotos.
Groetjes uit Belgie.
24 Aug, 2018 13:37
Bedankt voor het warme welkom  smile
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
Hi Richard,
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
Hi Maurice,
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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