I took this shot the other night in my backyard. I think it's okay for a first attempt. Also got a meteor in the shot
Most of the time I just edit on my laptop, but it has seen better days. So while I was reinstalling Windows & Linux on my wife's old laptop, I did download a program to my Android phone to resize.I have an app on my iPhone, Image Size which I recommend just for this purpose!
Yes to both long exp and prayer. My exp was 30 sec (but it was to long for my lens) I should not go over 28 sec, but I wasn't really seeing it with the LCD display.What is the technique you are using: long exposure and prayer, a tracker or what?