I took three pictures, all with different shutter times. The first one is kinda blah. The shutter was open for 11 seconds.
The second pic has a 22 second exposure. This one is better if the goal is just seeing more stars.
The third pic did what I was hoping it would do, but given that Methuen is the land of the light pollution the end result is a sad mess. I wanted the stars to trail, which they did, but I also wanted the background to stay black, which it definitely did not.
So the next time I try this out I will have to do it in a place with little or no light pollution. Yeah, like that’s happening around these parts. Road trip!