Milky Way over Island Point, Western Australia - 35mm Panorama
52 x 13 seconds
Stitched in PTGui
190 megapixel panorama covering approximately 200 degrees of the night sky above Island Point near Mandurah, Western Australia.
Island Point is a small peninsula at Collins Pool, a salt water inlet fed by the nearby Indian Ocean. It gets its name from the small island just offshore that you can see in the middle of this photo. Light pollution is coming from the nearby towns of Harvey and Australind as well as the city of Bunbury about 80km south. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are clearly visible in the sky as well as being reflected on the water's surface. It was dead calm this particular night so the surface of the water acted like a giant mirror. It was a pretty spectacular sight to the naked eye.