Just a quick post - tonight I attempted my first long exposures of the night sky and, although not perfect, I was fairly pleased with my efforts. If you keep in mind a couple of things; 1. It was bloody cold, 2. It was getting late and I do work full time so didn't want to be out too long, 3. The best place I found in the middle of Cannock Chase (that wasn't too scary to be stood alone), just happened to be the most busy road for traffic - so of the 30-odd shots I tried, these were the ones that didn't have car lights messing them up!