I have a book which was a gift from Chris and the kids a few years ago, a fair while before I bought a decent telescope and started down the slippery slope of astro-kit buying.
I remember looking at the Andromeda Galaxy image on the back cover and thinking "I'll never be able to get images anywhere near as good as that":
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (6 Oct 2005)
Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
Subs: 35 light @ 300s, darks and bias frames, ISO800.
1000D on the C80ED-R refractor, guided with PHD.
I doubt that it's cover-worthy but I'm chuffed with it anyway.
Another night or two of imaging should provide enough additional data to allow me to reduce the noise and tease out more of the finer details.