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Like most passions, it was at an early age that the attraction to the vastness of the sky began to unfold. When I was 7 years old, my parents gave me a “field-glass”. The latter will allow me to be able to contemplate mainly our natural satellite: the moon, in its different phases. Curious at heart, it was later, as I progressed in my school career, that I gradually developed my knowledge of astronomy. I realize the very nature of stars, and the existence of a multitude of celestial objects. Not stopping there, I have been interested from a young age in celestial mechanics, as well as the universe as a whole. When I was around 25, I began to study astrophysics and particularly general relativity and special relativity, the work of Albert Einstein.
Amateur of photography, it was only in 2015 after having acquired an old reflex camera, that I decided to take the plunge, and to bring together these two passions: Photo and Astro, in order to be able to image myself the celestial objects that I have heard about for a long time. It was with a minimum of equipment that I was able to acquire second-hand, that I was able to image deep sky objects for the first time. Each time, it is a wonder to be able to see a photo of a celestial object displayed, some of which are invisible to the naked eye, even through a telescope. This sensation could be compared to that of finding a treasure.
After starting out in astrophotography with a simple mount that I myself motorized with a kit, as well as a Newtonian telescope, I gradually learned the different capture techniques, as well as the use of the equipment. It was by taking several photos that I began to improve my performance, especially by increasing exposure times and looking for objects that were more difficult to image. The situation allowed me to upgrade my equipment as well. In 2017, I was able to acquire a high-performance imaging set, as well as a suitable frame. I specialized in the deep sky, and particularly nebulae. It is by using special filters that I am able to capture certain wavelengths of light relating to specific gases, such as Alpha Hydrogen, Sulfur II, or even Oxygen III. These are the same filters that are used by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Always in search of being able to image objects of the universe from the most common to the most interesting, I do not hesitate to push the limits of photography by chaining the nights of capture and the exposure times of several tens of minutes, on very dim and rarely photographed objects. Some of my photos have been awarded in competitions or even published in magazines. In the near future, I intend to acquire another type of telescope using a technology different from the one I have, in order to capture small enough objects in the celestial vault, to reveal as much detail as possible.