I've make many night Photos or others with a 5.25 mP cam from Aldi.
It's a Traveller DC-5300.
P.s.: This is my first instractable,
and sorry for my englisch
Step 1: A Hard Place to Stay
You can use a desk-stand or a better, but expensiver stand.
Step 2: Use the Right Mode
Step 3: Now, Lets Begin
The lightning needs to be turned off, because its disturbing nightphotos.
Step 4: The Exposure Time
This cam has the max. of 8 sec exposure
Step 5: Change the Aperture
Put it to max (F/2.8) it will be brighter, but with less deep-sharpness.
Put it to min (F/6.7) it will be darker, but with mor deep-sharpness.
The values can be different at each cam.
Step 6: The Stand
The selftimer because if you shoot without it, your picture will be blurred.
Step 7: Samples
the second is Cygnus and the Milky way, which is processed in a freeware prog.
In bigger they are here: