Leo I is a dwarf galaxy that's a member of the local group at about 800,000 light years from us. Located just north of Regulus it is a tough object due to all the light from such a bright star. When I took this last year I had severe gradients in red and green rather than problems with Regulus. Seems a cap came off of a camera port letting in light from the red LED on my RoboFocus unit and green light from a USB hub's green LEDs. Until now I couldn't account for them very well. My processing skills are slowly coming up to speed. The image captured 3 quasars and 5 asteroids. Leo I has a large number of carbon stars. In the second image I identified a few of them as well as the asteroids and QSOs. Though I see I left a zero out of the label of the one at the lower right.
I need to retake this but seeing is critical for this object and I've never had a night this good this low in the sky since so this will have to do for now.
To meet band width limits I had to compress these severely. For images with better images see:
14" LX200R, L=7x5', RG=3x5', B=2x5', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME