On the bottom edge are lights from a faraway house. Above that are some bright stars of the winter circle: Procyon, Sirius and Rigel. The goal here is to make an image that looks exactly like what you can see with the naked eye.
Technical Details: Camera control app ProCam, no auxiliary optics, 15-second exposure in TIF, no zoom, processed Photoshop CS2, aspect ratio 3:2 (7.1 megapixels), no image stabilization, plate scale 61 arcseconds per pixel. Location: Santa FE, NM