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

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

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:18 pm

the pillow nebula

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

Postby bwhited » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:45 pm

I think it should be the Casper Nebula for the friendly ghost.

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

Postby I-Jo » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:10 am

It definitely looks like a Space Pillow. I fully agree with the others.
Pillow should be in the name....
So, how about Oreiller, since Édouard Jean-Marie Stephan is french, and Oreiller means pillow (like a pillow on a bed, not a couch) in french.

Oreiller Nebula

That not only sounds scientific, and is completely appropriate :D

jlo5440

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

Postby jlo5440 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:19 pm

Hello all,
Love the suggestions! While I like the idea of calling it strictly what it literally looks like, I'd prefer something a little more mystical, such as the planets tend to be named after mythology. I liked Cocoon Nebula, but to change it up
Silk Worm Nebula
has a different ring to it, to me.

Someone early on had mentioned an Indian or Arabic (?) God named Roc, & I remembered a great fantasy series I had read by Australian author, Sara Douglass, had as characters these demons called TimeKeepers named as listed:
The Timekeeper Demons

Mot ruled dawn, a time of hunger,
Barzula ruled mid-morning, a time of tempest,
Sheol ruled mid-afternoon, a time of despair,
Raspu ruled dusk, a time of pestilence,
Rox ruled night, a time of terror,
Qeteb, was their leader. He ruled Mid-day, a time of destruction, and was considered to be the greatest demon.

It was the Rox/Roc name that inspired me to add these demon names as suggestions, although I still prefer Silk Worm Nebula.

Thanks for the interesting reads!

root doctor

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

Postby root doctor » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:09 pm

My vote is for the Pillow Nebula. It looks like the kind of pillow you'd see in a dream!

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

Postby richard.loewen » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:42 am

Looks a bit like the Massif region in France. And its oversize mass is massive.

Ricardo

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

Postby Ricardo » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:13 pm

Stingray Nebula

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

Postby infernum85 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:26 pm

X-Brain

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

Postby rozih » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:00 am

Looks like popcorn to me. :ssmile: or maybe the pop nebula.

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

Postby brucesalem » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:12 am

The image has streas surround the bright part of the nebula. Are these real or artifacts of the imaging process? If they ar ereal, they suggest comets in the plasma wind that is probably flowing out of this object.

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

Postby geckzilla » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:19 am

brucesalem wrote:The image has streas surround the bright part of the nebula. Are these real or artifacts of the imaging process? If they ar ereal, they suggest comets in the plasma wind that is probably flowing out of this object.


Real, but just cosmic rays. Something like a hair or a speck of dust you see momentarily when watching an old film.
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby cathstardeluxe » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:04 am

Cone shell nebula

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

Postby guesttt » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:44 pm

Mashed potatoes!

SamAnt

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

Postby SamAnt » Fri May 16, 2014 8:18 pm

Cabbage Roll Nebula! or Stuffed Cabbage Nebula
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2013 Aug 26)

Postby kristylynn528 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:51 pm

The Ice Flower Nebula

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

Postby mudshark12 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:52 am

A lot of people including myself think this nebula resembles a pillow.

Cappella

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

Postby Cappella » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:13 am

The Pillow Nebula

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

Postby David Bello » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:16 pm

Chicken Leg

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

Postby Glima49 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:27 am

I know I'm replying to an old topic. I call it: the 'Northern Homunculus'. Like the 'Northern Trifid', NGC 1579.

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

Postby Aris_5025 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:10 pm

INformal name for MGC7027: Sack of sugar!

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

Postby canislupusfamiliaris » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:33 pm

This should be called the cerebellum nebula.

The cerebellum nebula

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

Postby The cerebellum nebula » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:06 pm

Definitely should be named the Cerebellum nebula. It does resemble a cerebellum, and the metaphor for movement is excellent.

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

Postby Deedle » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:10 pm

I like Sheep's Wool or Cottage Cheese nebula


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