Stereo image of the Veil Nebula

This is a stereo image of the Veil Nebula, using observations made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 1997 and in 2015. If looked at them cross-eyed these two-dimensional images are then combined by the brain to give the perception of 3D depth. This illusion is created due to the movements of the filaments between the two observations.


NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

About the Image

Release date:24 September 2015, 16:00
Related releases:heic1520
Size:3742 x 3711 px

About the Object

Name:Cygnus Loop, NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:2100 light years

Image Formats

r.titleLarge JPEG
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r.titleScreensize JPEG
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