APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

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APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:05 am

Image Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble

Explanation: It is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky -- what should it be named? First discovered in 1878, nebula NGC 7027 can be seen toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus) with a standard backyard telescope. Partly because it appears there as only an indistinct spot, it is rarely referred to with a moniker. When imaged with the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, however, great details are revealed. Studying Hubble images of NGC 7027 have led to the understanding that it is a planetary nebula that began expanding about 600 years ago, and that the cloud of gas and dust is unusually massive as it appears to contain about three times the mass of our Sun. Pictured here in assigned colors, the resolved, layered, and dust-laced features of NGC 7027 might remind sky enthusiasts of a familiar icon that could be the basis for an informal name. A leading previous suggestion was the Pillow Nebula, but please feel free to make new suggestions -- for example, in an online APOD discussion forum.

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Mathgirlgeek » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:33 am

I do agree that it looks like a pillow, but I also think it could be the Marshmallow Nebula

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:50 am

APOD Robot wrote:
When imaged with the Earth-orbiting <a href="http://www.stsci.edu/hst/HST_overview]Hubble Space Telescope[/url]...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7027 wrote:
<<[NGC 7027] was photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1996. Prior to these observations, NGC 7027 was thought to be a proto-planetary nebula with the central star too cool to ionize any of the gas, but it is now known to be a planetary nebula in the earliest stage of its development.

In a 6" telescope at around 50x it appears as a relatively bright bluish star. At magnifications around 180x a vaguely ursine shape has led to the epithet of the "Gummy Bear Nebula". It is best viewed with the highest magnification possible.>>
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Craig Porter » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:55 am

How about the Bowtie Nebula?

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by HearsAWho » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:01 am

what about Gassy McGasFace Nebula?

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:14 am

Mathgirlgeek wrote:
I do agree that it looks like a pillow, but I also think it could be the Marshmallow Nebula
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by KGDOBSON » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:18 am

Either the "Beignet Nebula" or the "Sopapilla Nebula." I favor the first--it trips off the tongue better. Also, some cooks make round sopapillas, but I have never seen beignets that weren't pillow-shaped.

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Gerflash1 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:29 am

Pillow is obvious, but looking at the outer "shroud" layer, I rather like "Casper."

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by BioGuy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:36 am

It very much looks like a lotus blossom. Find a photo online and compare. Go NASA!

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Switsa » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:42 am

So Bowie Nebula ;)

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by tmiller » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:44 am

How about the flying squirrel

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by schling » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:49 am

For « obvious reasons » I would call it the Ravioli nebula.
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Boomer12k » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:51 am

"Shuriken Nebula"---The Japanese Throwing Star....Way Cool.... 8-) It even looks like it has been "Thrown"... and is moving....

Why is it so bright? Is it fairly..."New"?
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by FLPhotoCatcher » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:12 am

Mathgirlgeek wrote:I do agree that it looks like a pillow, but I also think it could be the Marshmallow Nebula
Mathgirlgeek, you gave me an idea for a name... The Burning Marshmallow Nebula!
An alternate: The Flaming Marshmallow Nebula.

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Talonstrike » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:14 am

My vote is for the Memory Foam Nebula.

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by meghan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:15 am

My father died today january ninth right at midnight.. his name Mark David Krueger. He was as bright, colorful and lived his life just as large as NCG 7027. I request which i hope is most sincerely considered that it be named Mark David after my father who lived life so fast he went sliding in sideways. Born Friday october 13th 1964 died today january 9th 2018.

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by acelightning » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:15 am

How about the Tater Tot Nebula?

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Phoebus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:24 am

How about CBI from Cyprus Bronze Ingot?
See https://www.fergusmurraysculpture.com/c ... os-copper/
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Patrick Tellez » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:48 am

Peppermint anyone?

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by corradoventu » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 am

ravioli

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by ygmarchi » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:33 am

What about Fat Cross Nebula?

Rocky the Flying Squirrel

Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Rocky the Flying Squirrel » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:34 am

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The flying squirrel nebula (or the Rocky nebula)

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Post by Bwith » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:49 am

Shark's egg nebula

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by gaia_fdr » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:11 am

Squadred, inflated shape...it's the crescentina nebula!
And if you've never tasted crescentine bolognesi, you unlucky, here is a picture.

https://www.google.it/search?q=crescent ... 6Hmp5byGgM:

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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Madbilby » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 am

The TeaBag Nebula