Veil Filaments (Cygnus Loop)

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. It shows faint filaments that are part of a large supernova remnant called the Cygnus Loop. It is located about 1,500 light-years from Earth. These filaments are the remains of a star that exploded 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. The image was generated with observations in the Oxygen [OIII] (blue), Sulphur [S II] (green) and Hydrogen-Alpha (orange) filters. In this image, North is down, East is right.

Credit:

T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-veil_filaments
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:8192 x 8192 px

About the Object

Name:Cygnus Loop, Veil Filaments
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 50 9.22
Position (Dec):30° 14' 20.41"
Field of view:35.39 x 35.54 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 179.9° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
Olll
499 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
Sll
672 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
Ha
656 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I