On dark clear nights you lose count of how many stars you see. The sky is so full of bright stars the constellations are hard to spot.
I often photograph here at night, especially in stretches of cloudless weather or even by the light of the moon.
This image is taken from a small hill looking west some time after dark. The stars are visible across the sky, yet the camera picks up just a hint of orange (not seen with the naked eye) on a lone cloud. The V notch of Santa Elena Canyon can be seen in the image too. You can also see a faint band of light that almost looks like it is coming out of the canyon. That is not an errant flashlight- it is Zodiacal light. This is an astronomical phenomenon that can only be seen in places of dark sky.
And for that-Big Bend is perfect.