This image was one of a sequence I took to compose a time lapse. I am frankly surprised at what the a77 sensor could see.
At this time of year the Milky Way is largely below the horizon for most of the night. This shot was taken just before the first glimmer of dawn, at 4:37am.
Here is the time lapse
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 @ 12mm
40sec @ f/4 ISO-800
Cropped to 3490 x 2590