Loop Nebula

Loop Nebula

[′lüp ′neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A large, bright gaseous nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud; its diameter is about 260 light-years. Also known as 30 Doradus; Tarantula.
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This is an ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop Nebula that is situated about 1,500 miles away from Earth.
A FAVORITE object among deep-sky enthusiasts has many names: Cirrus, Bridal Veil, Filamentary, Network, and Loop Nebula. While its most popular moniker is the Veil, each of the aliases appropriately describes the object's delicate and spectacular detail revealed by deep-sky photographs.