Hi all :) My first real attempt at the Milky Way. I drove about 20 miles
west from my home in Las Cruces to get away from the heavy light
pollution. Even so, El Paso light dome is prominent at lower left - about 50 miles from where I was located.
The sky was otherwise very dark, so very enjoyable. Desert foreground in
the image at same settings, processed separately.
This was a first real exercise at deep sky for the relatively new Canon T3i DSLR (unmodded) camera that I have. I also want to mention that being out under the relatively dark skies was a night to remember.
Link to main image/info: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/MilkyWay_5Jun14.htm
Here is a small version of the image as a preview: