Our unofficial astroimaging club took a trip down to some of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states in Rodeo, NM, during the new moon at the end of October. Conditions were excellent for all 3 of the full nights we had available to image. The trip was great fun as well as serving a shakedown cruise for some gear and proved to be a learning experience for the many techniques required for this kind of photography. The area was nice and the people were very friendly and accommodating but the drive at 12+ hours was a bit long.
California Nebula in RGBHeart NebulaM33 Under Darker SkiesPartial Eclipse With Big SunspotBarnard's Loop