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Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant
24" x 18"
Photographic Print

Veil nebula supernova remnant NGC Optical image of the western region of the Veil nebula part of the Cygnus Loop which is the remnant of a supernova that exploded some years ago The gas ejected from the explosion expands outwards colliding with interstellar material at high speed The shock of the impact ionises the gases causing them to glow The roughly circular Cygnus loop describes the outer shell of these expanding gases The bright star Cygni can be seen at centre The nebula lies about light years away in the constellation Cygnus