APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

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BenjaminCorey

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby BenjaminCorey » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:06 pm

It looks like a quartz rock, so call it Quartz Rock Nebula.

Strangerbarry

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Strangerbarry » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:35 pm

Frosted Mini-Wheat

RVN1967

APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby RVN1967 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:55 am

Poptart Nebula

maude

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby maude » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:15 am

call it Frosted Mini Wheat

Betelguese Black

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Betelguese Black » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:31 pm

Looks like an unbound bale of cotton.

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby homemovies dotca » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:40 pm

[quote="APOD Robot"]Image Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble
a familiar icon that could be the basis for an informal name. Please feel free to make suggestions -- some suggestions are being recorded, for example, in an online APOD discussion forum.

looks like an orville redenbacher corn kernel in the midst of popping in the microwave

i suggest ngc7027 be called the "Popcorn Nebula"

Strangerbarry

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Strangerbarry » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:52 pm

The Frosted Mini Wheat Nebula !!!

... or how about the Fluffy Cotton Candy nebula ;-)

Guest

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:40 pm

This has got to be called the Pillow nebula,Dan Robinson Wolverhampton WV6 8HE

erz

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby erz » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:53 am

+1 Janus

ShadoWolf

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby ShadoWolf » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:12 am

The "Meerschaum Nebulae" .
It' an intriguing, better yet, fascinating object (picture). Reminds me when I was young swimming underwater seeing see-foam floating with faint sunshine halo through it!

WhiteSpatula

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby WhiteSpatula » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:43 am

My vote is on "Pillow Nebula" too. Maybe marshmallow...

Griffinsnest

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Griffinsnest » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:55 am

The Brain Nebula

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby tomandl42 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:49 am

flying carpet

davidmul99

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby davidmul99 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:11 am

Reminds me of one of those weirds nuns hats...a Wimple

White Wimple Nebula

danny@cs.toronto.edu

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby danny@cs.toronto.edu » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:29 pm

There was a request for names: it reminds me of a character from a classic Nintendo game. Kirby.

Retired Catholic

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Retired Catholic » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:18 am

Looks like a flying squirrel.

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby agroup » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:49 am

First thought was , what a DUSTY PILLOW! Thats it, its a DUSTY PILLOW nabula

vansinoz

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby vansinoz » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:24 am

vansinoz wrote:"Casper Nebula" - as in Casper the friendly ghost


Haven't seen/held a "Casper the Friendly Ghost" comicbook for over 40years. Don't know if its still in existence. But when I saw the nebula, that's the first image that sprung to mind: Ghostly, powerful, gigantic, swerving and changing shape as it swoops accross the universe. I thought I was the first to come up with the "Casper" (as in friendly ghost) name and only now realised that many had posted the same Realised now my post is on the 43 page only and now looking back at all the previous posts). Only problem with "squirrel" is that it has no tail and looking at a 'flying squirrel' their shapes are more rectangular as opposed to "casper" where the 2 ghostly legs, 2 ghostly arms and head is clearly destinguishable. Pillow and Marshmellow only relate to the inner part of the nebula while Casper is descriptive of the entire nebula. In memory of all the pleasure that Casper created when I was a child, he is deserved of having his name immortalised. :D

Jim Kirk

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Jim Kirk » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:32 pm

Um, I think the author was thinking of star trek, the badge... the Federation Nebula? No? But it depends on the imaging how it looks, so, whatever...

neil.nolte

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby neil.nolte » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:28 pm

Glowing Star Nebula

starstruck777

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby starstruck777 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:33 pm

It has to be Pillow

GazergirlYYC

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby GazergirlYYC » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:07 pm

Pillow Nebula; hands down

kdrogers57

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby kdrogers57 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:00 am

I think it looks like the Crimea Peninsula. Let's call it the Crimea Nebula.

matod

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby matod » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:45 am

I see lamb, but for analogy: Starsheep nebula :)

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby Kadaitcha_Man » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:34 am

The Gestalt Nebula (Self evident)

The Congressional Nebula (Asymmetrical inflationary turbulences distorting symmetrical forms)

The Tin Foil Hat Nebula (Say no more)

The Foaming Beer-Head Nebula (It's an Oz thing)

The Pensive Old Man Nebula (A mild stretch of the imagination...but he's there, slightly stooped right in the middle)
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