You can see many planes on their approach to SFO and a couple entering the frame from the right (headed south down the Pacific coast) on their way to destinations unknown. Odd to think that each brief streak of light is a aluminum tube holding a hundred or more people. Also visible are a couple meteors and some high clouds which briefly threatened to make it a short evening. I also think there is a geostationary satellite in the mix. It's
Update: Click here to watch it on flickr. Much better.
In order to pan the field I use my Astrotrac tangent drive mounted horizontally and in "Southern Hemisphere" mode. This causes the camera to pan opposite the earths rotation so I can get a very slow pan. You will notice near the end - the panning stopped when the batteries died.
Montebello Milky Way
Taken at Montebello Open Space, CA July 5, 2011
Canon T2i (stock), Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM @ f/2.8
Manfrotto Tripod with Astrotrac mounted horizontal for pannning
398 10sec exposures @ ISO1600, 5sec interval
no calibration, color adjusted in Pixinsight
Timelapse generated in QuickTime Player 7