Deep Sky

Open Cluster
Constellation Monoceros
This would be much more impressive if we could shoot it in Infrared, as there is a lot of  dust glowing in infrared light.
The prominent bright star on the left is HR 258, whats cool about it is that in reality it is a binary or double star system!  Technically, these two stars are known as CCDM J00549+2337 A & B they are approx 12,000 light-years away.  As you can see this cluster has some very nice older mature stars shining yellow and a smattering of young blue stars as well giving it a very smooth look. The open cluster is 300-700 Million years old, while that sounds impressive, remember our star (sun) is 5.5 Billion years old.