Haven't done any night-time shooting in a while, and first time in extreme cold (about -10 F tonight). Combine that with a terrible location (side of a road that was much busier than I was expecting) and my rushed composition (center it on Polaris and go!) and I was not expecting anything useful for my first outing. However, this star-trail came out pretty well after some aggressive post-processing. And none of my gear failed in the cold despite keeping it running for a solid 40 minutes while I retreated to my car, so that was good news! I think once I find a better location and try to incorporate the ground into the composition things will be looking pretty good.
If you've never shot star trails before, you may not be aware that the view of the sky is greatly dependent on your latitude. The position of the Earth's axis of rotation is located at the same angle in the sky as the latitude you are in. So for Fairbanks at 64 degrees N latitude, Polaris is 64 degrees up in the night sky.