Milky Way awesomeness, photography Aug 152009 Another attempt at photographing the Milky Way with my Canon point-n-click produced this, the result of several 15 second exposures and the use of an astronomical photo stacking program. David Winfrey How dark are your skies to the naked eye? My small town has seen a growth in streetlights over the last 20 years, such that rivers of stars can no longer be seen. admin > How dark are your skies to the naked eye? Most of the sky is pretty dark, especially after a good windy storm that blows out the dust (or in winter). But the lights from Tremonton to the East and Ogden/Salt Lake City to the south can be bothersome (see here: http://up-ship.com/blog/blog/?p=3051 the glow behind the mountain comes from Ogden/Salt Lake). But the Milky Way is usually quite clear when overhead and no clouds.