Watch the stars and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, Each in its track, without a sound, Forever tracing Newton's ground

— Albert Einstein

NGC-2244

NGC-2244 the cluster in the center of the Rosette Nebula taken last evening.
The Rosette is a big object. I could only fit the core at FL-800. 

NGC-2244

Another

great pic
Seems that you had some very productive EOY photo sessions
All very nice

2244

Joe, very nice detail. I love the tiny tendrills that you caught in the center. The cougar is also very visible!

Dave, I never heard of the

Dave,
I never heard of the cougar..what is it??

The cougar

(Puma concolor), also puma, mountain lion, or panther, depending on region, is a mammal of the Felidae family, native to the Americas.