"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

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Pelican Nebula

One hundred and fifty five minute image Pelican Nebula in Cygnus, taken thru Astro-tech 111EDT with SX-694C Starlight Xpress guided with SE X2 guider. combined 31x5 min images in MaximDl

Pelican Nebula

NGC281 Pacman Nebula

This is an image of the Pacman Nebula taken with LCMY FILTERS, Luminance, Cyan, Majenta and Yellow photographic filters, color adjusted in PS6.  2 HOURS total exposure

NGC281  Pacman Nebula

NGC 7538

170 minutes combined LRGB image thru Astro-Tech 111EDT L-3, R-5, G-4, B-5 10 minute exposures combined in MaximDL6 color adjusted in PS6; 881 light years from Earth in Cassiopeia. Astro-Tech 111edt cf, guided with Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2, imaged with SXVR-H9, Starlight Xpress Mini Wheel. Manchester, New Jersey

NGC 7538

NGC6888_Crescent Nebula

 First image in over a year since my open heart surgery.  First successful setup with new mount, iOptron 45 with 48" pier.  Thursday was an exceptional night, no wind, great seeing the Milky Way overhead.   This is a 121 min LRGB image taken thru Astro-Tech 111EDT from Whiting, NJ. between 9:30 pm - 12 am, guided with Starlight Lodestar X2 imaged with SXVR-H9 ccd.  Combined in MaximDL6, color adjusted in Photoshop CS6

NGC6888_Crescent Nebula

M27 in Vulpecula

Two hour H alpha light image combined with two red green and blue images of 5 minutes each.

Image taken October 14 2013 from my driveway in Verona, with gibbous moon up high.

M27 in Vulpecula

The Trifid Nebula

The trifid nebula. Shot in H alpha light a earlier this week. Total exposure about one hour.

The Trifid Nebula

The omega nebula

The Omega Nebula shot over two nights this week.

About half hour in H-Alpha light and 10 minutes each in RGB

The omega nebula

Lagoon Nebula

Half hour image through H alpha filter of the Lagoon Nebula 

Lagoon Nebula

Eagle nebula

The Eagle Nebula in Sagittarius. 1.5 hour image H Alpha and RGB filters 

Eagle nebula

Crescent in Cygnus (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105)

The crescent nebula in Cygnus. Taken over two nights, first in H-Alpha light, then in filtered Red Green and Blue light. Total exposure 1.5 hours for the hydrogen alpha light and 15 minutes for each color.

The color light was taken last night, the H alpha a week prior. Both shot through a 5" f7 refractor from Verona on a crescent and subsequent first quarter moon nights. 

Crescent in Cygnus (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105)