I just returned from a great trip back home to Melbourne, Australia. Dad and I spent a night out at a nearby mountain range called the Dandenongs, at a spot I had read about that is used by local astronomers. It was superb. The Milky Way was exceptionally bright with Scorpio right overhead! The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds were easily visible, and I could clear see, naked eye, the Omega Centauri globular cluster. We explored the sky with his binoculars (very nice William Optics 10*50 model!) and I took a few snaps. This is the best Milky Way shot from that night out, which is a 20 second exposure taken at F4, ISO2500 with my Nikon D7000 and Sigma 10-20mm EXII HSM set to 10mm. The camera was pointing straight up!