The "Comet-Meyer" Homepage!
First of all, some personal data:
I am: Maik Meyer and that's what I look like.
I was born 1970 in the wonderful little town of
Frauenstein/Saxony and now I
live in Limburg.
Since 16 August 2002, I am married with Sara. This is a
picture after our marriage. On August 18, 2003, our
son Joris Benjamin
was born and on March 4, 2006, our second son Tilmann Arne.
I work as the head of the DKD laboratory for form and roughness and as a member of
the centre of competence of measuring technology at
Taylor Hobson in Wiesbaden.
My equipment for the observation of comets:
- Carl Zeiss Jena Jenoptem 10x50W binoculars (1987)
- 3.5x15 Theatis Carl Zeiss Jena opera glass (1945)
- 20x88 large binoculars
A 6" refractor (f/5)
Some results of my amateur work:
In January 2004, the minor planet (52005) Maik was named after me by
Maik 52005 Graduate Engineer
(52005) Maik = 2002 CL13
Discovered 2002 Feb. 8 by C. W. Juels and P. R. Holvorcem at
Maik Meyer (b. 1970), an amateur astronomer whose passion is
comets, identified the Meyer Group of near-sun comets in 2002. Since
1998 he has authored the Catalogue of Comet Discoveries that is
available on the Internet, and he has also been serving as an assistant
editor of the International Comet Quarterly.
I obtained a sketch of comet C/1874 H1 (Coggia) drawn by Carl Christian
Bruhns (1830 - 1881), discoverer of 5 comets.
Click here for more details!
Links to other fellow amateur comet observers
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. (Juan Ramon Jimenez)
accesses since Oct. 10, 1999.
Last update: July 19, 2015