Gorgeous! Where I last lived in Missouri, a hillbilly of a town called Walnut Shade, population 5, I could see the backbone of the galaxy on clear nights because there were no town lights around. It was just unbelievable! Thank you for sharing this.
Depending on what you want to get, one with star trails or static shots as this, theres several things you want to account for. Depending on how much light pollution you have, how wide of angle you want, how many stars you want to show up, all that comes into effect when you're shooting stars.
Shoot some, and link me some examples and I can give you what advice I have.
Well, I love getting star trails but with the milky way, it doesn't look so hot. So with this I decided to figure out the exposure to get the milky way to be in one place and be still. Had to crank ISO up and shoot as wide as possible. The rule of 600 is very handy for this.
24-70 f/2.8 on a canon 5d, 30 second exposure at iso 1000