Your driver for the night
Been a while since I've got a whole clear night to do some shooting. Got skunked last weekend up in the mountains, cloudy all weekend at night, so I spent yesterday watching the IR satellites trying to decide whether or not risking another trip up there. Wasn't looking good with the monsoonal moisture we've been getting every day here in Utah so instead I decided to make the quick trip out to Delle and shoot the infamous bus. Moon was just about set so I decided to get snapping so I could get the Rho Ophiuchi Complex still in the sky, it's getting later in the year now and there's limited time before that region sets below the horizon. Used some small puck lights to illuminate the interior of the bus and my red headlamp to light myself up. Exterior lighting is caused by the truck stop that's a few hundred yards away.
6 shots for this image, 4 for the sky, 2 for the foreground, all shot consecutively with no gaps in time/tripod location. Shot with a Nikon D800E on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer tracking mount, sky shots are 2 minute exposures at ISO 800 and f2.8, foreground shots are 2 minute exposures at ISO 400 and f2.8. No stacking done, just stitching to create a wider field of view.