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The Andromeda Galaxy by ZeSly The Andromeda Galaxy by ZeSly
The Andromeda Galaxy is the the most distant thing you can see with unaided eyes. Autumn is the best period to see it along the night. This is our neighboring galaxy at a distance of 2.5 millions light-years. She is approaching our Milky Way and their are expected to collide in a few billion years.

Its apparent size in the sky is large like six full moon. There is also its satellites galaxies : M32, the smallest and closest to M31 and M110 on bottom-right of the image. The periphery of the galaxy is composed by blue young star and closer to the core the yellow star are older.


31 exposures of 1 minute for the heart and 46 exposures of 5 minutes done in two nights.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 USD3.
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 10°C
Sensor temperature : 13°C
Software : auto-guiding and acquisition with MaximDL, pre-processing with Iris, processing with photoshop.
Location : L'Epine, Hautes-Alpes, France
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:iconsiralexander92:
siralexander92 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
thank you.
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:iconkenyu05kr:
Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Man amazing image!!! that is one amazing Telescope you own, all your equipment is! I hope to some day be able to get the proper equipment.
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much ! :-)
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:iconthreepalemoons:
threepalemoons Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Absolutely amazing. 
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :-)
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:iconaltair75:
Altair75 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   Photographer
Spectacular.  :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :-)
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:iconaltair75:
Altair75 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Photographer
You're welcome.
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   General Artist
amazing shot! Inspiring :)
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:iconqwstarplayer:
qwstarplayer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Photographer
awesome!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :-)
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:iconnoirerora:
Noirerora Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Photographer
:wow:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: :hug:
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow! you took this photo? it's awesome!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No I have not taken this photo, I made it. There is a little more work than "taking" a photo ;-)
Thank you glad you like it. :-)
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you are right! congrats!
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:iconambientcosmos:
ambientcosmos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot.
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:iconclarkeyst:
clarkeyst Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous photography and amazing skill.
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :-)
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:iconarnaudperret:
arnaudperret Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely astonishing! the thinking behind it is incredible as well.
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !
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:iconreddmistdragon:
ReddMistDragon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :wow:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :bow:
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:icongingado:
gingado Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Amazing work...:clap:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :bow:
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:iconallym007:
allym007 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Coucou :wave:
C'est toujours aussi magique ce que tu fais !!!
Bravo, c'est une superbe image :jawdrop:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh Alice !! Ça faisait longtemps ! :love: Très heureux de te revoir.
Merci beaucoup, content qu'elle te plaise celle là. :bow:
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:iconallym007:
allym007 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oui ça faisait TROP longtemps !!!! :giggle: :glomp:
avec tout le travail que tu mets dans tes belles photos, je te tire mon chapeau !!! Plutot incroyable !!! :jawdrop:
Je suis allée voir ton site perso, super sympa !! :)
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Encore merci.
Enfin je fais ça par plaisir moi, hein !
J'ai vu ton mail sur mon site. Bon c'est pas très ajour...
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rare2bme Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
At first glance I thought it was a NASA photo with the Hubble Space Telescope. You ROCK!!!!!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !!
In fact Hubble has a too small field of view to do such a view of Andromeda Galaxy, or it will need a lot of images to do a mosaic.
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:iconrare2bme:
rare2bme Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
You are most welcome and you are correct in saying that the Hubble does have a small field of view. Please keep on posting your awesome photos...:D
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
awesome :clap:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :bow:
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
you are welcome:hug:
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Photographer
Congratulations your patience and your work made an amazing result! :hug:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !! :-) :hug:
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CottonBatu Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
This is perfection :wow:
Truly stunning shot! :#1:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :-)
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:iconmadohomos:
madohomos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHJHHHHHFhajhnarsrj'm IT'S SO SCARY
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Scary ??!??! Don't be afraid...
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:iconmadohomos:
madohomos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
galaxies are scary
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Loustechworld Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Extraordinary!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !!
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work!
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Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
fantastic photograph and great description - thank you :handshake: :clap: :sun:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a real pleasure ! :-) Glad you like it. Thanks for your comments :handshake:
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:iconrobert-pj:
Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you to take time to teach us in a simple and interesting way about the endless space surrounding us :aww: have a beautiful day :sun:
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Canon
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Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
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15660/1 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
530 mm
ISO Speed
800
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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