Veil Nebula

NGC 6960: The Veil Nebula in Cygnus

Object type: Supernova Remnant
Distance from Earth: 1,600 light years
500 parsecs

The Veil Nebula is a portion of the Cygnus Loop, and is also referred to as the Cirrus Nebula. The Cygnus Loop is the remnant of a supernova that occurred approximately 20,000 years ago.