NGC 2239 - Rosette Nebula

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."  NGC 2239 is the Rosette Nebula.  NGC 2244 is the star cluster in the core.
Note: This image won 1st Place at the 16th Annual Region Meeting of Amateur Astronomers (aka "BobFest") for the category "Deep Space, CCD"

Location:MASP 2007, Robbins, NC
Optics:WO Megrez 110, 655mm f/5.9
Exposure:L: 12 x 15 min, RGB: 6 x 10 min each
Camera:SBIG STL-11000M
Mount:Losmandy G11