This night was
extremely windy, but in between gusts I obtained this picture
with the lower profile Robotic Barn door as a tracking platform.
The field spans from part of Andromeda on the left side, to the
center of Auriga on t he right. The Fall/Winter Milkyway cuts
diagonally across this field.
A few objects to note,
M31 the Andromeda spiral is on the upper left, and in the center
is the Double Cluster in Perseus. Capella the brightest G star
in the sky is upper right, and the California nebula top right.
Notice the profusion of dark nebula in this part of the sky as
well, cutting through the center of the Milkyway.
Processing: Iris was
used for dark, flat, bias calibration, white balance and RAW
conversion. Photoshop CS2 for contrast, and final color adjustments.