During the first few days of my summer vacation, I spent some sleepless nights. To take my mind off my troubles, I spent quite a bit of time outside in the corral (an open area behind the house) gazing up at the cloudless night sky.
The following photo is a one-hour exposure looking towards Polaris about which the celestial sphere appears to rotate. I still don’t know what made the colored dots that can be seen on the full-sized version. It must be dust or debris on either the lens or CCD sensor (like “film” to you old folks). Or maybe some other kind of signal noise.
In a strange coincidence, the antenna pictured was torn down and a new one erected the morning after this photo was taken. Below you can see the new antenna.