Astronomical topics and views of the night sky. Software and tips about telescopes, mounts, and digital astrocameras. Panagiotis Xipteras, an amateur astrophotographer, presents you amazing views of the planets, stars and galaxies.
If you have never been in Greece before, it is probably now the right time to visit it.
The deep blue skies will fascinate you.
Greece offers you 300 sunny days and 300 starry nights per year. Make them yours!
At night you can rediscover our Milky Way, experiencing a seeing of 1,5 arcsec which is not unusual on mountain tops higher than 1500m and there are many of them around the country.
Mount Helmos in Peloponnes where the Aristarchos telescope is installed, Sxinakas in Crete, or Dyrfis in Euboea are just few examples for places having an exceptional seeing. Look at the light pollution map of Greece to find a proper place for your observation session.
You can enjoy the hospitality of the Greeks getting top service at unusual low prices in famous touristic regions.
Image: Venus Transit 2004
In Greece, you can observe the Venus Transit 2012 for a longer time than in central Europe.
Image: B111 in Scutum
At night, you can discover low attitude objects, being de facto invisible from locations in the north. Have you ever observed NGC6193 and NGC6352 in the horizon?
Greece is probably one of the best value destinations in Europe this year, addressing all tourists and sky-gazers wanting a fascinating summer vacation.