Jérome CRESPIN was always interested in astronomy but in 1979
his passion for the sky was revived by the TV show "Cosmos".
He spent 6 years "doing cosmology" until christmas 1984 when
a 60mm refractor is bought. The shaky mounting will be changed in a stable
equatorial one six month later.
After lunar and planet observing, the deep sky is a logical continuing
but requires a larger instrument.
On April 28th 1990, a Celestron 8 on Super Polaris DX mount is bought
with eyepieces and barlow lens. At the end of 1991, Jérome made
a concrete piar fitted in the ground.
During his first years of observing, Jérome lives in Valence
and observes only during brief periods in his grand parents' home in Toulaud
(Ardèche, altitude of 250m). Since December 1991, he lives there
and as often as possible, he climbs to the Col de Mure (altitude of 765m)
in serach for more transparent skies...
Henceforth, Jérome dedicate himself to the deep sky et think
of a 16-inch dobsonian construction.