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The Esterel dark bar
Moon-Mercury conjunction
Mars above Virgin Island
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The Milky Way on a tree right
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The Milky Way above a tree
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During the astronomical twilight
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The gegenschein in the heart of the village of Locronan
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The village of Locronan under the Milky Way
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Camaret boat cemetery
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The Milky Way is reflecting in the ocean
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Close-up on Sagittarius
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Five zodiac constellations above the Tas de Pois
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 Who am I?
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age: 41 years IQ: incalculable
size: 1.82 m humor: incredible
weight: 74 kg peculiar features: a long conk,
shoe size: 45-46 bearded, white
pants size: 42 hair, very optimistic
Me, by myself

Me, Lydia and ManonI discovered this science when I was 15 - an age when most boys are interested only in girls - thanks to my physics teacher (Martine Saumande) in the astronomy club at Rouston secondary school. A few years later, after a trip to the southern skies (Île de la Réunion) to see Halley's comet, I joined the dynamic and friendly organisation Novae, with its leader Bernard Curzi. With that association, I went to Algeria to study a meteoritic crater (in 1989), then to Mexico for the 1991 total solar eclipse.

Personal details
Me and SabineEn 1997, I leaved the French Riviera to live in Brittany (in Quimper). I really enjoy this place!

I went to Quimper to work for the french startup Geoman. It was a company publishing an internet magazine about astronomy. But unfortunately, in 2001, Geoman had to close: the fate of many startup.

Astronomy details
Me and SabineI practice astronomy since 1986. Like many astronomers, that discipline bring me to get interest in all sciences.

I began astrophotography in 1987 for Halley's comet. Due to some friends, especially Florent Bailleul, I learned a lot and bought cameras and lenses. My friend Franck Valbousquet (the boss of the optic store Optique et Vision) sold reflectors and refractors and let me "play" with them! So, I never needed to byt any of these, except a poor-quality one for star-gazing. I also observe a lot with another friend, Eric Codron, who had a Vixen 200/800 refractor.

I'm more interested in wide angle astrophotography with a landscape under the stars. For this kind of photo, making panorama is really useful. Being contemplative by nature, I aslo try to capture many kind of phenomena, and the beauty of a rising or setting Moon.

My eyes are ever heavenwards, so I'm interested in clouds and atmospheric optics photography.

Thanks a lot for your interest in my work. Kénavo ("goodbye" in Breton).

A Shower of
Stars in Brittany

A Shower of in Brittany
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