Cygnus Loop

This is an image of a small portion of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant, taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1991. The Cygnus Loop marks the edge of a bubble-like, expanding blast wave from a colossal stellar explosion which occurred about 15,000 years ago.

Credit:

J.J. Hester (Arizona State University), and NASA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9301a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 January 1993, 06:00
Size:1519 x 1526 px

About the Object

Name:Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, SNR 074.0-08.5
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1500 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
OIII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1
Optical
H-alpha
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1
Optical
SII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1

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