Name: Veil Nebula also known as NGC 6960
Object Information: The Veil Nebula is the remnant of a supernova explosion. Estimates of the time of the explosion range from 5,000 years ago to 30,000 years ago. The nebulosity pictured in the photos on this page here is located in the constellation Cygnus and continues to expand as a result of the original explosion and is the only remaining visual remnant of the original star.
Only a small portion of the Veil Nebula is captured in this Hubble Space Telescope image.
More information on the Veil Nebula and the Hubble Space Telescope can be found at: https://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1520/
Camera: Hubble WFC3
Filters Used: 673N - SII, 657N - H-alpha and NII, 502N - OIII
Color Assignments: green - 673N, red - 657N and blue - 502N