Amateur astronomer since age 18 and living in the North of France, I was disappointed by observation with the small refractor that I had made. So I immersed myself in reading astronomy books for several years, and when I moved in "Haute-Loire", south east of the French "Massif central", in 1978 I met an amateur astronomer who wanted to create an astronomy club, it was done and I hosted the club of the "MJC of Monistrol sur Loire" named "Les Gémeaux" for 25 years. By the time the sky was a little polluted by night lighting, that's when I started to assiduously practice the observation with a telescope. I joined the Astronomical Society of France (SAF) in 1980 and I signed up to a new commission : the double stars commission, it was the beginning of the adventure, I had contracted a tenacious virus ...: Measuring double stars. Subsequently I coordinated a small group of observers to validate methods of measuring visual double stars (passages and diffraction grids method), despite all the efforts of operators the subjectivity remains. Then Jean Dommanget, professional astronomer at the Royal Oservatory of Brussels (Belgium) and scientific adviser of the double stars commission, asked me to participate in a work of identification, during these observations I discovered three new double stars that were named DBR1, DBR2 and DBR3AB/AC listed in the Washington Double Star catalog (WDS). The advent of digital technology in the world of amateur astronomy would change practices. The big advantage of digital image acquisition and their automatic processing is to overcome the disadvantage mentioned above. It was a revival with the use of webcam and my first steps with "REDUC" (double stars measurement software) designed by Florent Losse. I had thereafter the opportunity to observe and measure double stars with the C14 telescope from the "Ecole Supérieure d'Optique" Saint-Etienne, France with Thierry Lépine. By studying more closely the images obtained with the C14, I discovered nine other pairs listed in the WDS as DBR6 to DBR14 (the observations corresponding to DBR4 DBR5 and have not been listed in the WDS). My teacher profession of physical science led me to share with my students my passion for astronomy. I am involved in many actions and especially I made a sundial with a group of pupils aged 15 that is installed since 1980 on a wall of college "Le Monteil" in Monistrol sur Loire, France. I created an astronomy workshop at the college in 2006 and was the initiator and coordinator from 2010 to 2013 a European Comenius project with a scientific and astronomical character entitled "In orbit with Europa" . Since January 2010 through Ferlet Roger and Anne-Laure Melchior (EUHOU) I have access to the LCOGT network of robotic telescopes in remote control via the Internet which allows me to do ecucational work on asteroids. Since late 2014, thanks to Robert Mutel, professor of astronomy at Univsersité of Iowa, USA, I can access to the robotic telescope of the University located at Winer Observatory in Arizona (USA).

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