The Rosette Nebula 2012
This is a DSLR\CCD combo..2 hours through a Lumicon Deepsky filter/dslr (4m x 30) + 2 hours Orion CCD (5m x 24)
Stacked in Deepskystacker, processed in PSE8/Carbonis/Nebulosity.
Orion ED80T CF
Orion mini guidescope/DSCI 1
Guided with PHD
Wiki: The cluster and nebula lie at a distance of some 5,200 light-years from Earth (although estimates of the distance vary considerably, down to 4,900 light-years.) and measure roughly 130 light years in diameter. The radiation from the young stars excite the atoms in the nebula, causing them to emit radiation themselves producing the emission nebula we see. The mass of the nebula is estimated to be around 10,000 solar masses.
It is believed that stellar winds from a group of O and B stars are exerting pressure on interstellar clouds to cause compression, followed by star formation in the nebula. This star formation is currently still ongoing.