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The Seven Sisters by ZeSly The Seven Sisters by ZeSly
Let me show you Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygete, Celaeno, and Alcyone, with their parents, Atlas and Pleione. This young and hot stars compose the most famous open star cluster : The Pleiades, M45 or Subaru in Japanese.

In fact this nine stars named from the Greek mythology are the most brilliant of the cluster which count about 3000 stars. Their age is about 100 millions years.

Princesses of the winter sky, they can easily be seen unaided eyes in the constellation Taurus. It is large like four full moon. A simple binocular will show you a marvelous view.


41 exposures of 5 minutes. 5 darks, 8 flats.
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 : -1°C to 3°C
Sensor temperature : 3 to 6°C
Software : auto-guiding and acquisition with MaximDL.
Location : Clavans le Haut en Oisans.


Update 01/12/2012 : re-processed with PixInsght
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:icongamma-wings:
Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is lovely! Amazing how you got such close up images of distant stars. 
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :-)
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:iconsugarfirefly:
SugarFirefly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colors!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconaltair75:
Altair75 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   Photographer
Magnificent! So detailed. :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot  ! :bow:
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:iconaltair75:
Altair75 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Photographer
You're welcome. :) (Smile) 
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture. Beautiful work!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :-)
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ;-)
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:iconsolefield:
solefield Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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:iconaprmason:
aprmason Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Sylvain,

Outstanding.

Toni.
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, Toni ! :-)
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:iconaprmason:
aprmason Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
You are welcome.
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:iconxxxthegonzxxx:
xxxthegonzxxx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
all i can say is wow ! looks amazing

i wish i could take pictures like that of stars but cant seem to be able to focus in on them and also have a hell of time using my girlfriends telescope too any pointers?
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :-)
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:iconxxxthegonzxxx:
xxxthegonzxxx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This brilliant photo has been featured in my latest journal [link] :D
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :D
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:iconthedaydreaminggirl:
thedaydreaminggirl Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   Photographer
Your wonderful work is featured in my
"We are all made of stars" journal. :star: -> [link]
Thanks for your inspiration. :heart:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much ! :love:
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:iconjovanr:
JovanR Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
:clap:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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:iconcosmic-cherry-tree:
Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link] :D
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :-)
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:iconmcaksoy:
mcaksoy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this a lot, one of my favorite naked eye skymark :) This is my humble shot of it with D70s+70mm lens :D [link]
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :-)
The Pleïades is also a beautiful view even unaided eye.
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:icongold-rose:
gold-rose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're featured in my journal: [link]
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:icontimoliverhusser:
TimOliverHusser Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Damn it, tried the same today, but the sky here is just too bright to see the nebula...
Nice! :-)
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I made this image under a dark enough sky in the mountains. Of course it halps ! ;-)
Thanks a lot ! :-)
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:iconikwia:
IkwIa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Great, just great ;)
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :D
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
:wow:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
:)
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:iconmamlokingofwalrus:
mamlokingofwalrus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Wow, that's probably the best shot of the pleiades I've seen. Really amazing.
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !! :-)
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Awsome shot . Love the amount of detail you got in the Merope nebula region!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! There is a lot of faint dusty nebulae in the area.
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:iconnathanspotts:
nathanspotts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks !
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:icongold-rose:
gold-rose Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm speechless :jawdrop:
it's amazing :heart:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !! :-) :love:
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:iconoursonmagique:
OursonMagique Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Magnifique, je suis impressionné par la qualité de ton travail :clap:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci beaucoup !! :bow:
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:iconoursonmagique:
OursonMagique Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
:)
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Incredible capture. I've been wanting to take photos like this for ages, but I don't have a tracking unit (and I'm surrounded by light pollution). Wonderful work! :)
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I must drive one hour and a half to get away from the light pollution.
Thanks a lot :-)
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:iconda-phil:
da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
impressive stuff my friend :clap:
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Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
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530 mm
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800
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