I took a quick image of NGC3718, exploring the possibility of deeper photos. It looks like this:
Better pictures exist. I’m interested in what I can produce with a good set of sub-exposures and better conditions (image taken two nights ago; near full-moon whiteout).
Just left of NGC3718 is a fascinating group of galaxies. They are dead center in the crop below:
This is HCG 56, from the Hickson catalog of compact galaxy groups (HCG). I am confident that with clear dark skies and calm winds a cleaner picture is attainable.