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Veil Nebula with WFPC2 insets

Veil Nebula with WFPC2 insets


Date: 01 July 2007
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC6992 & NGC6995, eastern part of the Veil Nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgment: J. Hester (Arizona State University) and Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)


This image shows the east end of the Veil Nebula structure, with the two nebulae NGC6992 (top half) and NGC6995 (bottom half). The highlighted portions are images taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (see related images).

The colour in the WFPC2 image is produced by composite of three different images taken at three different wavelengths using narrow filters centred at 502 nm ([O III]), 656 nm (Hα) and 673 nm ([S II]). The different colours indicate emission from the different kinds of atoms excited by the shock: blue shows oxygen, green shows sulphur, and red shows hydrogen.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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