I experimented with a new set up last night and captured three targets. The second is the region including M16 (the Eagle Nebula), M17 (the Omega Nebula) and M24 (the small Sagittarius star cloud). The camera I used is a Sony Alpha 6300 mirrorless (unmodified) along with a Samyang 135mm manual focus f/2 lens. No telescope
During the trek up a 1-mile, 1,200-foot fire service road to reach the lookout, we encountered thunder (but not lightning), a black bear, storm clouds and more. However, later that evening the skies clear and this happened. After verifying the Milky Way was visible with my 12mm lens, I decided to switch to the 50mm lens.
The Milky Way as it arched over Snoqualmie Point Park.
Venus is partially covered by clouds. To the left rises the core of the Milky Way.
This glimpse of star-filled skies features a dense part of the Milky Way.