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About this Object

Object Name:

Veil Nebula

Object Description:

Supernova Remnant

Position (J2000):

R.A. 20h 50m
Dec. +30° 30'

Constellation:

Cygnus

Distance:

Approximately 1,500 light-years (460 pc) away.

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposals 5774 and 5779: J. Hester (Arizona State Universitry) and J. Westphal (Caltech).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Filters:

F502N ([O III]), F656N (Halpha), and F673N ([S II])

Exposure Date:

November 1994, August 1997

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Release Date:

July 31, 2007

Color:

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the WFPC2 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F502N ([O III])

blue

F656N (Halpha)

green

F673N ([S II])

red