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I finally get a reasonably clear night after over a month of waiting and what do you know, the moon is too full to do any meaningful deep sky telescope work. I decided the night was to good to waste though so I setup for a startrail. I started out with one pointing East at the meridian so I would have stars radiating up from the horizon, but about an hour into the sequence I was on an aurora prediction website and there was a really strong auroral oval around the poles stretching nearly to Australia. On the very slight chance that this would continue to expand and reach my location I changed positions and started shooting south. No aurora but here is the resulting startrail. Foreground is lit from the light of the moon.
Tamron 10-24mm Lens @10mm
30 second exposures x 192
Stacked in "Startrails.exe"
Final processing in PS CS3