Uncovering the Veil Nebula

This image shows a small portion of the Veil Nebula known as the Witch's Broom Nebula.

The highlighted portion is an image taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The colour is produced by composite of three different images. The different colours indicate emission from different kinds of atoms excited by the shock: blue shows oxygen, green shows sulphur, and red shows hydrogen.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: J. Hester (Arizona State University) and Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic0712e
Type:Collage
Release date:31 July 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0712
Size:3557 x 4000 px

About the Object

Name:Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1500 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
Oiii
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Sii
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
DSS

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