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Dear guest,
Let me introduce myself.
My name is Peter Szeles and I was born on January 9, 1993. I live in a small village in Slovakia called Janík with my parents and 4 siblings. I have been interested in astronomy since I was 6 years old. I received a very nice astronomy book and my first telescope (40/300) when I was 9. This telescope was good only for observing the Moon. A few years later I received a 70/900 refracting telescope which I used for observing planets, opened clusters and the brightest objects of the sky. The only drawback of this telescope was that the objects were mirrored in the lens. The most important moment was when I first saw Saturn. I was impressed with its beauty and was very happy to be able to find it. At that time I knew I needed a better and larger telescope. This dream became a reality when I was 15 years old. It was then when I received a 254/1200 Skywatcher Dobson telescope from my parents. A year later in 2009 with my parents help I purchased an EQ6 mount and in 2010 a CCD camera and an autoguider. You can see all my equipments in the Equipments section as well as my astrophotos in the Gallery section. I am very happy and grateful to my parents that they helped and sponsored me. In addition, I am also happy when I can express the beauty of the sky to other enquirers.
My short term goals are to harness all the capabilities of my current equipments; take nice astrophotos and measure variable stars with the CCD camera.
My long term goal includes applying for and finishing astrophysics at some Slovak or Czech university and becoming a professional astrophysicist.
I hope you find the polluxobesrvatory site interesting and useful and will share your thoughts with me by sending an email.

Best regards
Peter Szeles

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