i'm really attached to this one. positioned the moon just out of frame to create a lens flare. can you spot the andromeda galaxy? hint: it's that tiny yellow smudge in the lower left. that (relatively) small smudge is 2.5 million light years away, which means its light passed through my lens after a 2.5 million year journey. that's right about when we figured out how to use rocks as tools. literally.
straight up, no flare. you can see andromeda a tad better in this one, on the far right. it looks like a star with a faint, disk-shaped glow.
and finally, throwing the focus makes the big dipper even bigger. the bright yellowish one on the left is arcturus.