Łukasz Żak created this stereographic projection that frames the nebulae of the Milky Way.
Łukasz Żak traveled about 150 kilometers from his home in Wołomin near Warsaw to a rural region in northeastern Poland.
Saturday evening – a tiny village in Podlasie called Spiszyn, where we arrived a little after 5.00 pm. The thermometer showed a temperature of -12 ° C, but it was still windless. I set up the equipment, set all the parameters and started shooting. Time flew by quickly and it struck the magical 10 pm, in which the lights in the nearby villages went out, thus showing this amazing darkness in the sky of Podlasie! The stars began to shine stronger, the hunter Orion was leaning towards the west, and the sky was getting colors – green and red – in a word Airglow. Something wonderful for the eye! The snow creaked underfoot and the temperature reached -18°C. It is worth staying awake at night for such views, it is worth freezing and it is worth walking for miles, because our Poland is beautiful not only during the day, but also at night.
You can follow a wide range of Żak’s celestial photographs and projections on Instagram.