Seeing was awful last night until the moon rose. This is a quick and dirty process of the galaxy without much color data but the moon was killing me so I quit. I was dead tired as well.
I couldn't get a good reading on it so deep in the galaxy but am guessing about 13.6. It is about 3.5 times higher in ADU count than the 14.5 (I found 14.2 to 14.7 in catalogs) star at the east (left) end of the galaxy. I didn't put an eyepiece on it however.
Looks kind of like the eye of a blue whale.
14" LX200R, L=4x10', RGB=1x10, STL-11000XM, Paramount ME