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.
About the Image
|Release date:||31 July 2007, 15:00|
|Size:||3557 x 4000 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, Veil Nebula|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant|
|Distance:||1500 light years|
Colours & filters
|502 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|673 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|656 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|