"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

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.