Nova Cygni 1992

An HST image taken on May 31 1993, 467 days after the explosion, provided the first glimpse of the ring and a mysterious bar-like structure. But the image interpretation was severely hampered by HST's optical aberration, that scattered light from the central star which contaminated the ring's image.


F. Paresce, R. Jedrzejewski (STScI) NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:13 January 1994, 06:00
Size:514 x 514 px

About the Object

Name:Nova Cygni 1992
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Distance:5500 light years

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