Milky Way from New Mexico desert                 (image above is reduced-size crop | other sizes:  medium , large)

Distance:  Various

Telescope N/A (Canon 18-135mm lens)
Mount N/A (tripod)
Camera Canon T3i (stock/unmodded)
Filters N/A
Guider N/A
Settings 11x15sec, 18mm, f/3.5, ISO3200; AstroArt5, CS4 (cropped, reduced-size)

5 Jun 2014 - About 20 miles west of Las Cruces, NM

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.

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