Here is southeast Arizona, we had a very dry pulse of air push through at after an uncommon June rain event. I was on my last night of a four night run at the Schmidt and had a feeling I was in for a very dark, clear, steady night. I wasn't disappointed.
I set up the camera to the west of the dome, facing east, to build an all night time-lapse animation. This and the next two below are single frames from that video.
During the Summer we are looking across the Milky Way in the direction of it's center, so as you can see on the right side of the image, we see many more stars and stellar nurseries.
Canon 20D - 20 seconds, 20mm @ f/ 2.2, ISO 800, Auto-Dark