About this website...

Stargazing - La Montagne, France (2013)

Welcome to my website, home of the Clear Skies Observing Guides. A site focused on visual amateur astronomy and a place to share a passion for the nighttime sky. Stargazing with a side of photography.

CSOG, short for Clear Skies Observing Guides, is available for download.



Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up.

- Stephen Hawking

About me...

Victor van Wulfen. @_ClearSkies & @victorvanwulfen. Born in 1977, raised in the Netherlands. Lived in Indonesia, the USA and now in the Dutch town of Heeswijk-Dinther. Amateur astronomer, former professional pilot. Realist, thinker, whistleblower, speaker and writer. Working to get the glass completely full. As an astronomer, strives to always observe new objects when at the eyepiece. Likes people with a passion. Strongly dislikes people who attempt to achieve personal gain at the expense of others. Gets goosebumps when watching videos of a space shuttle launch or a Mars rover landing. Per aspera ad astra.