These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are.

— William Shakespeare

VDB142

Elephant Trunk

Elephant Trunk

Elephant Trunk in Cepheus.

Two hours exposure in Halpha light.

Scope 5" refractor at f7 

Camera: CCD cooled camera 

nebula

nebula

IC-1396, the elephant trunk.
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

VDB 142

VDB 142

VDB142 (Elephant trunk) Part of IC1396 emission nebula complex in Cepheus.

Elephant trunk

Elephant trunk

1.8 hour exposure through tak 102s & starlight Xpress camera H alpha

Elephant Trunk region

Elephant Trunk region

Taken in August '08  one hour combined image of the Elephant Trunk region processed in Photoshop, false color adds something to it, not sure what! Hehehe.  Shot from Whiting, NJ thru Ha filter.