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Veil Nebula

Index Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. [1]

22 relations: Caldwell catalogue, Constellation, Cygnus (constellation), Cygnus Loop, Degree (angle), Edward Charles Pickering, Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, Hubble Space Telescope, Hydrogen, Ionization, Light-year, New General Catalogue, Oxygen, Spectral line, Sulfur, Supernova, Supernova remnant, Wavelength, William Herschel, Williamina Fleming, X-ray astronomy, 52 Cygni.

Caldwell catalogue

The Caldwell Catalogue is an astronomical catalogue of 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies for observation by amateur astronomers.

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Constellation

A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Cygnus (constellation)

Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan.

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Cygnus Loop

The Cygnus Loop (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103) is a large supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Cygnus, an emission nebula measuring nearly 3° across.

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Degree (angle)

A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of a plane angle, defined so that a full rotation is 360 degrees.

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Edward Charles Pickering

Prof Edward Charles Pickering FRS(For) HFRSE (July 19, 1846 – February 3, 1919) was an American astronomer and physicist and the older brother to William Henry Pickering.

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Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) is a space-based telescope operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation.

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Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a chemical element with symbol H and atomic number 1.

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Ionization

Ionization or ionisation, is the process by which an atom or a molecule acquires a negative or positive charge by gaining or losing electrons to form ions, often in conjunction with other chemical changes.

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Light-year

The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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New General Catalogue

The New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as NGC) is a catalogue of deep-sky objects compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888.

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Oxygen

Oxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8.

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Spectral line

A spectral line is a dark or bright line in an otherwise uniform and continuous spectrum, resulting from emission or absorption of light in a narrow frequency range, compared with the nearby frequencies.

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Sulfur

Sulfur or sulphur is a chemical element with symbol S and atomic number 16.

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Supernova

A supernova (plural: supernovae or supernovas, abbreviations: SN and SNe) is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a star's life, either a massive star or a white dwarf, whose destruction is marked by one final, titanic explosion.

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Supernova remnant

A supernova remnant (SNR) is the structure resulting from the explosion of a star in a supernova.

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Wavelength

In physics, the wavelength is the spatial period of a periodic wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats.

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William Herschel

Frederick William Herschel, (Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked.

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Williamina Fleming

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (May 15, 1857 – May 21, 1911) was a Scottish-American astronomer.

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X-ray astronomy

X-ray astronomy is an observational branch of astronomy which deals with the study of X-ray observation and detection from astronomical objects.

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52 Cygni

52 Cygni is a giant star in the northern constellation of Cygnus with an apparent magnitude of 4.22.

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Redirects here:

Caldwell 33, Caldwell 34, Cirrus Nebula, NGC 6960, NGC 6979, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, Signus loop, Veil nebula, Witch's Broom Nebula.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veil_Nebula

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