Alexander Merkushev (Russia), an amateur astronomer living in Murmansk, who knows about everything concerning the aurora borealis and an accomplished astrophotographer.

He is a regular contributor to "www.nightscape.ru".

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Vitor Quinta (Portugal) an amateur astronomer and a night sky enthusiast that has been traveling to Russia since 2015. He is learning russian language at “Faculdade de Letras” in Lisbon.

He helped in the creation of the first “Starlight Tourism Destination” in the world around the great lake “Alqueva”.

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