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.


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

About the Image

NASA press release
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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
Distance:5500 light years

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