I got a new camera that is rumored to have very good low light performance. So I took it out last night to test it on the Milky Way Galaxy. While the skies were not as clear as I would have liked, I did get a sense for how it will work for night photos. It should be pretty good on evenings with clear skies and good seeing.

The Milky Way Galaxy shines in the night sky with a Joshua Tree silhouetted in the foreground.  The lights of Palm Springs glow on the horizon, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California

The Milky Way Galaxy shines in the night sky with a Joshua Tree silhouetted in the foreground. The lights of Palm Springs glow on the horizon.
Image ID: 22202
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA