A Tantalising Veil
This delicate Hubble Space Telescope image shows a tiny portion of the Cygnus loop, a supernova remnant in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan. Measurements on this super-detailed image of a cosmic veil shows that the original supernova explosion took place only 5000 years ago.
ESA & Digitized Sky Survey (Caltech)
About the Image
|Release date:||10 October 2000, 15:00|
|Size:||3000 x 2164 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Cygnus Loop, Veil Nebula|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant|
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
|Distance:||1500 light years|
Colours & filters
|656 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
Notes: The foreground image is from the HST. The background image was taken as part of the DSS.