DPP Observatory is a private observatory, located in Lesve (Belgium), a small village close to Namur. Astronomy has been a hobby for over 25 years. Since 2003, I became more involved in Variable star observation. To operate a CCD camera, I decided to build a small observatory in the backyard. The fiberglass observatory dome "Home-Dome" is seated on brick and wood structure.
A custom software has been designed to control the dome rotation. Now this software, named LesveDome,
has been released as a shareware. LesveDome
is an cheap DIY solution to slave the dome to the telescope. It is currently used by more than 110 users
all over the world. LesveDome can be also used to operate a Roll Off Roof (ROR)
I have also written LesvePhotometry and PeriodicVSOplanner to help Variable Star Observers.
LesvePhotometry is an automatic photometry software very useful for time-series reduction.
Last version of LesvePhotometry (V 18.104.22.168) retrieves UCAC4 catalog information.
Updated every 30 minutes. Universal Time (GMT), Detailed data
Last metorite in Belgium fell in a Lesve orchad on April 12th,1896 and failed to kill the son of owner. Meteorid was a chondrite with olivine and weighting 2 kg.