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The Pleiades showing different temperatures in a super unfocused image (by accident). Only after looking better to this I noticed all brightest stars are there. Love it!

Stars info using SkySafary6

AVX SW80ED 700D 19s ISO12800, both images




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Way back when i use to use film i did a long exposure of Orion constellation . Every minute i would defocus . After about 5 minutes i ended exposure . The final results were amazing . Some day I’ll have to go back through my photos and  reminisce .  

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