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

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axinte

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

Postby axinte » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 pm

:D my first thought was pillow.
I am not alone.
But why be so unimaginative?
That pillow is obviously full of feathers.
Penguin feather.
So... Penguin Nebula. ;)

Erich The Mad Bassist

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

Postby Erich The Mad Bassist » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:30 pm

The Corbomite Nebula! Seriously though, I can't get "Pillow" out of my mind.

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

Postby BigSurRidgewalker » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:08 pm

Since it is "in" the Swan, it should be the "foie gras" nebula.

sillyworm2

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

Postby sillyworm2 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:10 pm

SNOWCONE

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

Postby Fafers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm

I vote for "The flying squirrel nebula".

uptitus

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

Postby uptitus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:13 pm

Carnation nebula

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

Postby dlw » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:16 pm

The Cauliflower Nebula of course!
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nasty

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

Postby nasty » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:21 pm

It seems to me a "cherry flavor boiled sweet.

gbsthefish

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

Postby gbsthefish » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:23 pm

Mighty Mouse Nebula!

Toots

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

Postby Toots » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:26 pm

The pillow is the most appropriate considering that infomercial we all live with, MyPillow.com. It just works.

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

Postby madtom1999 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:28 pm

"Mermaids Purse' - for dogfish or skates egg sacks.

Guest

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

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:28 pm

Flying Squirrel Nebula

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

Postby xistea » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:30 pm

cotton cosmopolitan candy planetary nebula ~

Richard Seymour

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

Postby Richard Seymour » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:43 pm

Looks like a Diablo juggling toy to me

SGD73

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

Postby SGD73 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:48 pm

I suggest the Mermaid's Purse nebula (or shark egg nebula, less romantic)

Nebula Girl

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

Postby Nebula Girl » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:50 pm

"Pillow" nails it in my book. Everything else seems to be simply pillow-shaped objects.

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

Postby Steph13400 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:53 pm

Was brain nebula proposed?

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

Postby Vibean » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:56 pm

There's some good suggestions on here. Good job everybody! Here's one, how about Pteromyini? (The flying squirrel)

loconnor

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

Postby loconnor » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:05 pm

With those colours, ( CDN English), the candy floss nebula!

cdogUO8

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

Postby cdogUO8 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:06 pm

Pointy-haired Boss Nebula

Mattyc

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

Postby Mattyc » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Cotton Candy Nebula

Cam

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

Postby Cam » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm

Very nice! I'm thinking along the lines of "Bubblegum Nebula". :D

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

Postby neufer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm

BigSurRidgewalker wrote:
Since it is "in" the Swan, it should be the "foie gras" nebula.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foie_gras wrote:
<<Foie gras (French for "fat liver") is a luxury food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened. Gavage-based foie gras production is controversial, due mainly to the animal welfare concerns about force-feeding, intensive housing and husbandry, and enlarging the liver to 10 times its usual volume. A number of countries and jurisdictions have laws against force-feeding, and the production, import or sale of foie gras; even where it is legal, a number of retailers decline to stock it. The industry repeatedly faces accusations of torture and cruelty.>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan wrote:
<<Swan meat was regarded as a luxury food in England in the reign of Elizabeth I. A recipe for baked swan survives from that time: "To bake a Swan Scald it and take out the bones, and parboil it, then season it very well with Pepper, Salt and Ginger, then lard it, and put it in a deep Coffin of Rye Paste with store of Butter, close it and bake it very well, and when it is baked, fill up the Vent-hole with melted Butter, and so keep it; serve it in as you do the Beef-Pie." French satirist François Rabelais wrote in Gargantua and Pantagruel that a swan's neck was the best toilet paper he had encountered.>>
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Postby Zubie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:20 pm

It looks like two carnations bursting forth from the cosmic void. Before discovering that someone below already suggested this, it's the first image that came to mind when I looked at this amazing photograph. Considering also that the genus name for carnation is Dianthus, which means divine flower, "Carnation Nebula" would be an appropriate name for this object...

FedMD

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

Postby FedMD » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Bow Tie Nebula


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