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Amateur astro-photography expedition (snapshots of the night sky) on Korcula

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    Dear Korcula friends,

    Next month we would like to make a small Czech amateur
    astro-photography expedition (making snapshots of the night sky –
    Stars, Galaxies, Nebulas) to the one of the southern Jadran islands
    (Vis, Korcula, Mljet or Lastovo).

    Actual plan is to arrive during the weekend 28-29/5 and stay about one
    week either by two passenger cars or one autocamper (3-5 persons).

    Our aim would be to find the most remote place outside of the towns
    and villages and the light sources (ideally on top of the hill). Erase
    there our few mobile telescopes and build the two small tents or stay
    in the caravan. During the day visit the local shops/restaurants and
    during the nights do our hobby.

    Is there any way how to make our trip legal? We are ready to pay some
    reasonable fees to the local authorities in order to collect any kind
    of approval/license potentially needed for camping outside the
    official camps, which are usually light “polluted”.

    If this would be impossible, please could you recommend the most
    remote pension/apartment/camp available for rent on your island
    (ideally far from villages, staying standalone, in mountains/hills)
    where we would be able to erase our telescopes safely and don’t
    disturb anyone?

    thank you for hint or recommendation.

    Pavel V
    Czech Republic



    hi pavel,that sounds so exiting!according the current camping law, there is no way you can camp outside designated camping areas anywhere in croatia, as it is not legally possible.i would suggest you to rent small cottage in zrnovo, pupnat or defora area and do your activity from around there – links:https://www.korculainfo.com/zrnovo/https://www.korculainfo.com/defora/ https://www.korculainfo.com/pupnat/’astronomska udruga’ from korcula is group of people interested in similar things as you are, so i guess it would be a good idea to get in touch with them, too :http://www.korcula.net/astro/i will also forward your request to Ivan Sardelic from ‘astronomska udruga’ and ask him to get in touch with you.. let me know if you need further help..


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