This image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, revisits the veil nebula, which was presented in a previous edition of Hubble̵
To create this color image, observations were made by the Hubble 3 wide-field tool using five different filters. The new post-treatment methods have further improved the details of emissions of double ionized oxygen (seen here in blues), ionized hydrogen and ionized nitrogen (seen here in red).
The veil nebula is located about 2,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus, making it a relatively close neighbor in astronomical terms. Only a small part of the nebula is captured on this image.
The veil nebula is the visible part of the nearby Cygnus cycle, a remnant of a supernova formed about 10,000 years ago by the death of a massive star. This star – which was 20 times the mass of the Sun – lived fast and died young, ending its life with a cataclysmic release of energy. Despite this stellar violence, shock waves and supernova debris, they sculpted the delicate aerodynamics of the ionized gas of the Veil Nebula – creating a scene of astonishing astronomical beauty.
The Nebula Veil is also featured in Caldwell’s Hubble catalog, a collection of astronomical objects that were photographed by Hubble and are visible to amateur amateurs in the night sky.
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Quote: Image: Hubble revisits the Veil Nebula (2021, April 2), extracted on April 2, 2021 from https://phys.org/news/2021-04-image-hubble-revisits-veil-nebula.html
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