The Veil Nebula

Object RA DEC Distance Object Type Constellation
NGC 6960 20h 45m 42.0s +30 43 00" 1.47 kly emission nebula Cygnus

NGC 6974

20h 51m 04.0s

+31 49 54"

1.47 kly

emission nebula

Cygnus

NGC 6979

20h 50m 30.0s

+32 01 36"

1.47 kly

emission nebula

Cygnus

NGC 6992

20h 56m 18.0s

+31 44 30"

1.47 kly

emission nebula

Cygnus

NGC 6995

20h 57m 10.0s

+31 14 00"

1.47 kly

emission nebula

Cygnus

IC 1340

20h 56m 08.0s

+31 02 54"

1.47 kly

emission nebula

Cygnus

The Cygnus Loop is a large supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus, an emission nebula measuring nearly 3 across. Some arcs of the loop, known collectively as the Veil Nebula emit in visible light.  Several components have separate names and identifiers, including NGC 6960 the western-most NGC object in the nebula (the Western Veil). NGC 6992, NGC 6995, and IC 1340 make up the Eastern Veil. NGC 6992 is an HI shell located along the north-eastern edge of the loop, NGC 6995 is located farther south, IC 1340 even farther south. Radio, infrared and X-ray images reveal the complete loop