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Alas, learned that a higher f/stop is also a star FILTER! This is 75 minutes of trail (30 seconds each exposure, 2 per minute). During the prep and setup, I thought about how to address the ambient light coming from the nearby town showing over the hillside and onto the water. My "fix" was to bump up the f/stop +1.5 stops. It worked (I think), but also filtered out some of the weaker stars... Something passed through during the shoot (middle right, not an aircraft, not sure what though). The location was Round Valley Reservoir in north west New Jersey. thx

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