Revisiting the Veil Nebula

This image shows a small section of the Veil Nebula, as it was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This section of the outer shell of the famous supernova remnant is in a region known as NGC 6960 or — more colloquially — the Witch’s Broom Nebula.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

About the Image

Id:heic1520a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 September 2015, 16:00
Related releases:heic1520
Size:10681 x 7121 px

About the Object

Name:Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:2100 light years
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 45 42.62
Position (Dec):30° 57' 53.92"
Field of view:7.11 x 4.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 137.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
sII
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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