Veil Nebula

NGC 6960

NGC 6979

Veil Nebula

NGC 6992

NGC 6995

Photo: Hubble Space Telescope (67k jpg)

  • RA 20:50 Dec 31 (Cygnus)
  • Type: supernova remnant
  • Distance: 2600 ly
  • aka the Cygnus Loop.
  • This image shows only a small part of this large nebula; it actually extends over several degrees of sky in several distinct pieces.
  • The supernova exploded about 15,000 years ago.

HST 67k jpg
HST 195k gif

HST 40k jpg


Bill Arnett