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Another one of the Heart Nebula. This time directed at the glowing center.

The full Nebula is actually a little too big to fit onto the small 10mm sensor of the Atik Camera. Maybe I'll add some additional images in the future and try to build a mosaic.

Heart Nebula in RedMore fitting processing for pictured subject
Center of Heart NebulaProcessed with Hubble Colors.

After my last experiment with my old 100 Euro ST80 400mm Refractor I got myself a new toy: A 480mm APO Refractor with extra Flattener.

Below is the first image I did. Because of incoming clouds I just had only time for 2 quick 45 sec snaps of M15. But both the colors and shapes of the stars are so much better with this refractor.

Looking forward to some truly dark nights on Hinterhorn Alm for some long exposure rich fields.

M15480mm APO with Flattener 2x45 sec stacked in bright skies