Revisiting the Veil Nebula

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esahubble_heic1520a September 24th, 2015

Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

This image shows a small section of the Veil Nebula, as it was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This section of the outer shell of the famous supernova remnant is in a region known as NGC 6960 or more colloquially the Witchs Broom Nebula.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic1520a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Cygnus Loop NGC 6960 Veil Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 45m 42.6s
DEC = 30° 57’ 53.9”
Orientation
North is 137.7° CCW
Field of View
7.1 x 4.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (H-alpha) 657.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Cyan Hubble (WFC3) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Orange Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Red
Green
Cyan
Orange
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ID
heic1520a
Subject Category
B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team
Release Date
2015-09-24T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic1520a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Red, Green, Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, H-alpha, SII, V, I
Central Wavelength
502, 657, 673, 555, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
-, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
311.427588625, 30.9649765181
Reference Dimension
10681.0, 7121.0
Reference Pixel
5340.5, 3560.5
Scale
-1.11003548636e-05, 1.11003548636e-05
Rotation
137.65999999999946
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1520a
Metadata Date
2015-08-28T12:41:56+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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