When hunters finally take their one or two weeklong break to hunt for small birds and mammals in the mountains, Milkyway and Aurora hunters follow suit in the dark hunting for the wonders of the night sky when the night is cool, crisp and clear.
Armed with a couple of full frame camera bodies and fast lenses, the only blocker for this type of photography is dearth of good weather days. Here on the west coast good weather can be a hit and miss atthis time of year, mostly miss for the most parts with clouds and rain by the time October ends.
This year I took a firm resolve to go out whenever the weather is clear. With the full moon in the way, the window for good night photography period becomes very slim indeed.