Nova Cygni 1992

This new HST image reveals an elliptical and slightly lumpy ring-like structure. The ring is the edge of a bubble of hot gas blasted into space by the nova. The shell is so thin that the FOC does not resolve its true thickness, even with HST's restored vision.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9406c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 January 1994, 06:00
Size:513 x 513 px

About the Object

Name:Nova Cygni 1992
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:5500 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Hubble Space Telescope
FOC

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