I finally found a place just south of Indianapolis near Edinburgh where the light pollution was low enough to get this shot of the Milky Way – I’m assuming it’s the Milky Way and not just some really high clouds.
It was a 30 second exposure at F2.8 with a fish-eye lens. I used the Nikon D300 camera.
30 seconds is about the limit for fixed exposures. The next step is to get my telescope mount calibrated so that I can use it to track the rotation of the earth and make longer exposures.