K3's Astronomy Home Page
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

Welcome to my main Astronomy page. The main focus of this page is to share the experiences and to encourage other amateur astronomers in their hobby.

1, How to browse this site
2, History of my hobby
3, Site map

1, How to browse this site

Requirements for viewing this site
Minimal Recommended
800x600 / 16-bits graphics
Internet Explorer 4.0
1024x768 / 24-bits graphics
Internet Explorer 5.0
QuickTime Software (for viewing some animations)
ActiveMovie (it is component part of MS Windows)

The site contains astronomy photographs, which are the best visible, if the computer monitor is set to see all levels of brightness.
If the monitor is properly set up, you must see each shade of gray separately. If no, you must adjust brightness and contrast of your monitor to achieve such result. Pay more attention to the darkest steps - they should be as dark as possible while you should be able to distinguish them.

Some pages contains animations and videos, so downloading can take more time.

You can visit various parts of this site by using menu items on the left side of the page.

2, History of my hobby

Astronomy was my hobby since the age of 12. I found my old astronomy diary from 1981. This contains interesting sketchs of constellations and positions of planets. Because of small chance to become a professional astronomer (and impossibility to aquire some telescope in former Czechoslovakia) my parents guided my hobby to electrornics and I became a radioamateur...

But 11.8.1999 there was a total eclipse of Sun. It was observable from neighbouring Hungary. So we decided to take a trip. It was very nice experience. And I returned to my first love - Astronomy. The return was very interesting, because from the time of childhood I gained a lot of knowledeges in physics, space geometry and so on. I am very happy that possibility of amateur astronomy are large now.

Computer generated images, real images, drawings and texts are property of the author and may not be reproduced or used without permission of author.


Astronomy Awards Candidate

Last Website Update: 24.03.2006