It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

— Plato


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. 



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


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

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.