Warrumbungles from Siding Spring Observatory

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Ian Stehbens on January 17, 2008

So what is the big rusty red thing? It is the casing in which the telescope's mirror came to the observatory. Now it is a seat.

I have always been interested in the volcanic plugs and dykes of the Warrumbungles. Up close, their forms are quite fantastic, and you never go there without seeing the koalas, kangaroos and emus freely moving through the forests or grasslands.

For those interested in comets, planets, stars and whatever Pluto is now, a visit to Siding Spring Observatory or its website are well worth it.


Ian Stehbens on November 21, 2008

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AustralianNomads on January 17, 2012

a nice spot for it to sit down and enjoy the beautiful view! BW Ricky

Ian Stehbens on January 17, 2012

Thanks Ricky. The cluster of peaks in the background are the roots of a large volcano. The red seat is the metal case in which one of the lens for an optical telescope was transported from the manufacturers. The Telescope is behind me.

Best wishes,


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Photo taken in Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

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