It's only when you're away from the city lights that you start to see the wonder and beauty of the night sky.
With the right conditions, a still night, no moon and little or no cloud, the skies are amazing. There is so much out there.
Even then the naked eye only catches glimpses of the night sky. Detail can really only be captured using a camera on a tripod.
Camera gear is light enough to carry in a backpack, making it possible to capture amazing images of the night sky on an overnight walk.
Photographing specific deep sky objects like nebulae, galaxies or star clusters requires specialised equipment, much heavier and is only suited to car camping or at home.