Take in Poland’s spellbinding starry skies

Take in Poland’s spellbinding starry skies
Image: Lukasz Zak

10 March 2021

Those who have found solace in nature during the pandemic should follow @lukaszzak, who offers a daily dose of celestial magic.

Polish entrepreneur Lukasz Zak started photographing the night sky a decade ago. “My adventures with astrophotography began with photographing airplanes over 10 years ago, when I was in [the Polish region of] Masuria,” Zak told The Calvert Journal. “I started to observe the planes with ordinary binoculars, out of boredom.” After reading more about the skies, he upgraded his camera to take better pictures of the stars.

Since then, Zak has also joined the Polish Society of Astronomy enthusiasts.

The amateur photographer says he mainly goes to Poland’s northeastern province of Podlasie or the Bieszczady mountains to take his images, where the sky is darker.

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