Vadak csillaga. In English: star of wild animals. This is a lesser-known hungarian folk name of the Venus. I chose therefore this name for my site, because it expresses my relation to the nature, to the sky and reveal the necessity of the preservation of our traditions.
My main observing place is my garden. The light pollution of Budapest is south-east from me, the other directions are in general good. I have a plan: I would like to build a little wine cellar in my garden and onto this cellar I would build a little observatory.
While this plan will maybe materialize in the far future, I observe in my garden where the hedgehogs sometimes disturb the summer night observations.
I started to deal with astronomy in 1985 in the community centre of Székesfehérvár. On the top of the building of the community centre there was an observatory with a 12 inch newtonian reflector. The observatory in our days: Terkán Lajos Public Observatory.
It was a good experience to find the Ring Nebula on a summer night with this telescope when I was once alone in the observatory. I observed this early time at home mainly Messier objects with a 70/700 refractor on the basis of the "Messier-album" by Evered Kreimer and John Mallas. I collected the astronomical books, journals and I read science fiction too, mostly Lem's writings.