This is centred on Cassiopia and was taken using a Cannon powershot (point and poke camera) with 10 x 15s exposures with no zoom, and stood on a tripod. The images were stacked using deep sky stacker.
Andromeda can be seen in the bottom right quadrant and the Milky Way running diagonally across the image. It shows what even a novice can achieve without a telescope.
This was taken whilst my Son was attending the World Porridge Making Championship in Carrbridge Scotland in October 2010. We think the sky is just fantastic in Scotland as we are used to the orange glow of Manchester