Hello, my name is Wolfgang Ries. I live in the small village Altschwendt in Austria.
Since my childhood I am interested in astronomy. I got my first telescope 1982 when I was a 14 years old schoolboy. It was a Refraktor with 60mm arperture. Thus I observed the moon and the planets. For Deep Sky observations I used a 80x20 binocular. After a few years I stoped with Astonomy, because I had no usefull maps for my obesrvations.
1994 I got an astronomy magazine to read. Thus my astronomy passion inflamed again. One year later I bought a C8 and a AP400 as mount. Later a Vixen R200SS followed. With this equipment I spent a lot of nights to observe and photograph the stars.
2002 I met Richard Gierlinger . With his know-how the dream of an own observatory becomes true.