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A steady mount and extremely clear skies gave me the conditions I was waiting for to test long (3-minute) exposures. This is just 7 of them. I purposefully increased the saturation to make this an almost celebatory looking skyscape.
Telescope:   Sony ILCE-6300
Length:   336mm
Aperture:   70mm
F-stop:   f/4.56
Sessions:   1
Captured:   2022-11-05
Lights:   7
Exposure:   180
Total exposure:   21 m
Ra:   3h 45m 49.7s
Dec:   +24° 02' 7.896
Size:   770.137 x 513.481 arcmin
Radius:   7.714 deg
Scale:   10.266 arcsec/pixel