This is a small part of the Abell 1377 galaxy cluster in U Maj. In the lower centre is NGC3888 with NGC 3850 peeping in on the left.
This is the best "Curdridge Deep Field" shot I've taken so far. A total of 7 hours exposure on the 8inch newtonian on this region has produced a smooth result which is jam packed with galaxies.
The glow at the top is the 5 mag star in the middle of the cluster, however I cannot count the number of galaxies in this field almost every speck is a galaxy.
cCaptured in Maxim and processed in Photoshop
This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.
Exposure Details :
141x180s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera
Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK