Personally, I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?

— Bob Monkhouse

VDB142

Elephant Trunk

Elephant Trunk in Cepheus.

Two hours exposure in Halpha light.

Scope 5" refractor at f7 

Camera: CCD cooled camera 

Elephant Trunk

nebula

IC-1396, the elephant trunk.
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

nebula

VDB 142

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

VDB 142

Elephant trunk

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

Elephant trunk

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.

Elephant Trunk region