The Summer Triangle, and the Milky Way beyond

Took this last night, with my Canon 350D and an 18mm lens piggy backed on my TAL 2M with a 184 second exposure @ ISO 800.

Thousands and thousands of stars and a glow across the sky from millions and millions of stars. How many other civilisations exist within this one frame?

And how disappointing it is that light travelling for thousands of years gets swamped by the few thousand lights of Yeovil.