Hercules, the Sun and the Moon

Just some quick shots during a clear night of the Moon and M13. M13 was done with the APO, the Moon and the Sun are 2 image composites done with the EdgeHD. I'm still amazed of about the quality of the APO/Flattener combo.

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Playing around with America

I decided to give the North American Nebula a try with my new APO.First setup was my unmodified EOS M3 with the 480 mm APO and the flattener from my light polluted garden. The nebula was close to the zenith which makes the sky a little bit darker. Total integration time was about hour.The signal was really weak. Below is the result after pulling all my post processing skills.

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Next night I tried it with my Baader H-alpha filter. As my current setup for the APO does not work with flattener AND filter, I had to make the pictures wit…

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