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August 2, 2007 04:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-30

Uncovering the Veil Nebula

Technical facts about this news release:

About the 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
Exposure Date(s): November 1994, August 1997
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F656N (Halpha), and F673N ([S II])
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Release Date: August 2, 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
Orientation: Veil Nebula - Segment #2