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A hightened section of the Witch's Broom Nebula
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- Title A hightened section of the Witch's Broom Nebula
- Released 02/08/2007 3:26 pm
- Copyright NASA - ESA - Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration - Digitized Sky Survey 2
This image shows a small portion of the Veil Nebula known as the Witch's Broom Nebula.
The highlighted portion is an image taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The colour is produced by composite of three different images. The different colours indicate emission from different kinds of atoms excited by the shock: blue shows oxygen, green shows sulphur, and red shows hydrogen.