A starry night at Iria, Greece, 2019

Drive half an hour or so away from the towns in Greece and you will be rewarded with places full of pristine dark skies. A beach at Iria in Greece is one of them - a special place for me as this is the place I fell in love with astronomy and astrophotography. As light pollution is expanding rapidly in our planet, I felt the responsibility to return to this special place and shoot our home - the Milky Way galaxy.

Tech Card

Date / Location

22th September 2019, Iria, GMT+2, Greece, TEMP: 20C, Bortle Class 3 ~SGM: 21.72 mag./arc sec2


Camera: Nikon D810A

Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Image Quality

14 bit RAW (NEF)

Exposure time per image / number of composities and sensitivity

Sky: 8 x 84s ISO 1600 f/2.8 14mm

Foreground: 15s ISO 3200 f/2.8 14mm


PixInsight 1.8 Core