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October 8, 2011
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Shutter Speed
15660/1 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
530 mm
ISO Speed
800
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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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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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   General Artist
amazing shot! Inspiring :)
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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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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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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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