Wide-field ground-based astrophoto of the Veil Nebula

A wide-field image of the Veil Nebula, made as a colour composite from individual exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is 4.2 x 4.4 degrees.

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:heic0712g
Type:Observation
Release date:31 July 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0712
Size:13344 x 13720 px

About the Object

Name:Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:1500 light years
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

Image Formats

Large JPEG
24.6 MB
Screensize JPEG
910.2 KB

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Wallpapers

1024x768
673.3 KB
1280x1024
1.1 MB
1600x1200
1.7 MB
1920x1200
1.6 MB
2048x1536
2.2 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):20 51 28.07
Position (Dec):30° 29' 20.03"
Field of view:223.95 x 230.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° right of vertical

Colours & filters

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

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