The Whale galaxy, ngc 4631 and the pup, ngc 4627 upper right in the image. The Hockey Stick galaxy ngc 4657 at lower left.
Crunchy stars due to my limited processing abilities and Celestron C8 which always seems to give me star bloat no matter
how well I nail the focus ! I imaged this over two nights and came away with just over 5 hours of exposure time.
Celestron C8 SCT w/.63 focal reducer - Losmandy GM8 gemini2 - ASI 294mc pro @ -15c unity gain.
105 x 180" lights, 25 flats, 25 flat darks, 15 darks - PHD2 guiding with piggybacked WO ZS66 .
DeepSky Stacker - Photoshop CS5 for post processing.
This is my result so far but like most of us, I probably wont be able to leave it alone...