The Veil Nebula (ground-based view)

This image shows the Veil supernova remnant and the surrounding sky. Due to the size of the Nebula the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was able to only observe a small part of it in detail.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2

Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic1520b
Type:Observation
Release date:24 September 2015, 16:00
Related releases:heic1520
Size:9936 x 10320 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 46 48.09
Position (Dec):30° 43' 46.56"
Field of view:166.94 x 173.39 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical

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