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

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simpson´s

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

Postby simpson´s » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:02 pm

Maggie Simpson, from The Simpsons

MegMcC

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

Postby MegMcC » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:19 pm

Cortex Nebula
Lobed Nebula
Cerebral Nebula

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

Postby Joelb44 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:39 pm

Remembering my grandmother's candy-making skills, the "Sugar-Puff" nebula would be an apt name, describing what I remember of the strawberry flavoring and the light foamy texture!

Kpar

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

Postby Kpar » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:45 pm

the first thing I thought was a "bowtie"

g0mrb

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

Postby g0mrb » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:51 pm

My first thought was 'The Pillow Nebula', but what do you think about calling it 'The Magic Carpet Nebula'?

erfunk

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

Postby erfunk » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:54 pm

I keep seeing a Ninji, from Super Mario 2.

Guest

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

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 am

I agree I see something flying with this one. The faint outer rings certainly resemble sonic waves and the nebula has a tail! I was thinking of a stingray or some kind of flying cat, but I'm liking the flying squirrel. :)

g0mrb

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

Postby g0mrb » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 am

Wow! That took about many different attempts before the correct answer to the question could be discovered. My first attempt was 'Flag', then 'flag'. Then, doubting my skills at finding the correct word, various combinations of upper-and lower-case first letters and numbers of letters in the syllable were tried, until 'Fla' was found.

The different approaches to pronunciation taken by different scholars of an essentially dead language is at the root of the problem. 'Fla-' as the first syllable sounds quite alien to me. Maybe others are having the same issue?

Ahh well; it was an interesting challenge. ;-p

Thanks for the excellent images; they brighten each day for us, and teach us many things about the Universe.

goroman41

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

Postby goroman41 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:16 am

I recommend the Bubble Gum Nebula.

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

Postby StarFolker » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:17 am

'Chubby Star Nebula' or 'Star Pillow Nebula'... Mostly, it looks like one of those helium star-shaped party balloons, IMHO :D :mrgreen:
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Thom Edinger

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

Postby Thom Edinger » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:22 am

It's obviously The Charmander Nebula, flying through space with its tail at the bottom. Just google a Charmander and you'll immediately see what I mean. The Pillow Nebula is too vague a name for such a Charmanderesque shape. I believe astronomical taxonomy and naming should better reflect the modern world with modern symbols, and there's no better way to do that than by naming this adorable nebula after an equally adorable Pokémon. Please consider supporting this name. Thank you for your time.

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Postby neufer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:39 am

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130826.html wrote:
Pictured above 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. Please feel free to make suggestions -- some suggestions are being recorded, for example, in an online APOD discussion forum.

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

Postby hvymetal » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:04 am

I would vote for Tardigrade Nebula.

tmulcahy@unm.edu

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

Postby tmulcahy@unm.edu » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:12 am

tmulcahy@unm.edu wrote:
KGDOBSON wrote: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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I vote for SOPAPILLA Nebuala! It was the first thing I thought of.

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

Postby tmulcahy@unm.edu » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:17 am

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Ken W

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

Postby Ken W » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:44 am

NGC 7027 looks like a rose to me. How about the Rose Nebula?

solargreg

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

Postby solargreg » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:49 am

It looks like a poptart to me.....

EngineerBoss

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

Postby EngineerBoss » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:51 am

It's definitely a Piñata!

Ayyyyy

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

Postby Ayyyyy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:53 am

The Brain Nebula

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

Postby ixitxachtl » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:23 am

Dogwood nebula. Dogwood has a four petalled pinkish flower. Google it.

Guest

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

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:32 am

ixitxachtl wrote:Dogwood nebula. Dogwood has a four petalled pinkish flower. Google it.

I agree, the dogwood nebula.

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

Postby bystander » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:52 am

ixitxachtl wrote:Dogwood nebula. Dogwood has a four petalled pinkish flower. Google it.
Guest wrote:I agree, the dogwood nebula.


Why does it have to be pink? I think this is the same data set, just different processing.

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

Postby geckzilla » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:02 am

bystander wrote:Why does it have to be pink? I think this is the same data set, just different processing.

It's not. The pink arises naturally as I added the NICMOS (near-infrared) data to the red channel, as it is a longer wavelength.
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Postby tarotcards » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:04 am

Farfalle pasta

Farfalle Nebula
Bow Tie Pasta Nebula
Bow Tie Nebula

Farfalle nebula could be the proper name
w/ Bow Tie Nebula the common name

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

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:06 am

bystander wrote:Why does it have to be pink? I think this is the same data set, just different processing.


Quite right. Even with different processing it still looks like a dogwood.

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