Astronomy has been a personal interest of mine since early childhood. My first telescope was a 4½” Newton of poor quality. First modification was a RA drive made of an old tape recorder and my parents alarm clock. Many years passed with education and differet work but without astronomy until summer 2007 when I found a good SCT and build an observatory in my garden. November 2007 it was ready – what a luxury!
I needed a project to test both equipment and skills and decided to try to observe an exoplanet. 17th February I succeeded with theobservation of XO-2b and later same year also other exoplanets were observed sucessfully. This also was the first exoplanet observation from Denmark. Currently I’m in a learning process of making astrophotography – a very time consuming but interesting work with possible stunning results.