Edward Emerson Barnard, Nebulae (NGC 6960, NGC 6992), a supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. Large meteor trail included. Photographed with the Bruce 10-inch
photographic telescope of Yerkes Observatory, 16-07-1909.
The Veil Nebula is a old Supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. It is estimated to be around 50 light-years across, in fact several of the arcs within the Nebula itself have received their own NGC numbers.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago.
Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one of the best-known supernova remnants, deriving its name from its delicate, draped filamentary structures. The entire nebula is 110 light-years across, covering six full moons on the sky as seen from Earth, and resides about 2,100 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)