Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wheatbelt Kaleidoscope

Wheatbelt KaleidoscopeThe scenes of a fun evening under the stars in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia.

You can see from left to right: Pleaides star cluster, Constellation of Orion with the Great Orion Nebula, Sirius the brightest star in the sky (alsocalled the Dog Star due to it’s location in Canis Minor and the Large Magellanic Cloud (the light coloured cloud thing!). Distant light domes/colours on the sky are caused by Kellerberrin (centre-left), Tammin (right) and green airglow. My friend Dave is using his telescope in the foreground.

As you can see the night was partly cloudy. What you can’t see is the ominous cloud appearing on the left of frame was a small storm cell with a few flashes of lightning and rumble it decided to unleash while directly above us!

I love the open spaces and peaceful nature of the Wheatbelt, so I really like this photograph combining so many elements.