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

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
uspahr

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

Post by uspahr » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:34 am

ravioli

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

Post by giorgiomacellari@gmail.com » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:52 am

The Brain Nebula?

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

Post by Wisel » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:06 am

The Amoeba Nebula ~ reference the shape and type of body that could support the beginnnings of life similar to what happened in our own solar system.

LesAp

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

Post by LesAp » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:15 am

How about 'Diabolo' without the sticks and string of course.

Klaus Wimmer

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

Post by Klaus Wimmer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:51 am

The Butterfly Nebula.

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Sirail

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

Post by Sirail » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:54 am

Psh, it's clearly a rearview of a Talosian's (or Ferengi, I suppose) head.

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Talosian

Jantar Mantan

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

Post by Jantar Mantan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:27 am

How about "Pulvinus Nebula" - i.e. latin for piloow :D

Kris Kelvin

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

Post by Kris Kelvin » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:50 am

The Bowtie.

PrubsDad

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

Post by PrubsDad » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:59 am

My kids suggest the Butt Nebula :D

Ravioli is my vote, though.

Ralph

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

Post by Ralph » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:00 pm

The Rosarche nebula !

astrohokiebob

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

Post by astrohokiebob » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:03 pm

Sponge Bob Square Pants Nebula... Isn't it obvious!

orance62

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

Post by orance62 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:10 pm

Wonton Nebula :)

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

Post by stephen.f.richards@gmail.com » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:14 pm

Great Picture! My choice for a name----BowTie Nebula.

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

Post by hamilton1 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:19 pm

First discovered in 1878? That surprises me. It is indeed easily visible in my backyard telescope so difficult to credit that everyone from the Herschels down failed to spot it. (Assuming it has not got significantly brighter over the last 150 years).

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

Post by songwriterz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:22 pm

The Teddy Bear Nebula, or, Ursa Rooseveltus

FJOHNSTON

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

Post by FJOHNSTON » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:23 pm

My first thought when I saw the picture was "Oh, a peony!" - a pink peony.

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The Lava Nebula

Post by rolicot » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:25 pm

I would simply call it the Lava Nebula. To me, the colder dust particles partly shading the glowing gas behind resemble the cooled outer parts of ʻAʻā-type lava flow covering the glowing hot lava behind.

spendavis

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

Post by spendavis » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:26 pm

The Candy Nebula

MJN

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

Post by MJN » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 pm

Shuriken

Skyhorse

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

Post by Skyhorse » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:36 pm

What a great list of ideas! The first thing I thought of was Pussy Hat Nebula... :-)

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

Post by trey » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Crab Rangoon

Dr C

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

Post by Dr C » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:56 pm

The moniker of a nebula should rely on a resembalance to a time worn creature. I like the flying squirel suggestion but would suggest a horseshoe crab because of the round outline and tail-like protrusion. Flip over one of these guys and the central region is a "hot mess."

from "Wikipedia":

Horseshoe crabs were traditionally grouped with the extinct eurypterids (sea scorpions) as the Merostomata. They may have evolved in the shallow seas of the Paleozoic Era (570–248 million years ago) with other primitive arthropods like the trilobites. The four species of horseshoe crab are the only remaining members of the Xiphosura, one of the oldest classes of marine arthropods.

The extinct diminutive horseshoe crab, Lunataspis aurora, 4 centimetres (1.6 in) from head to tail-tip, has been identified in 445-million-year-old Ordovician strata in Manitoba.[23]

Horseshoe crabs are often referred to as living fossils, as they have changed little in the last 445 million years.[7] Forms almost identical to this species were present during the Triassic period 230 million years ago, and similar species were present in the Devonian, 400 million years ago. However, the Atlantic horseshoe crab itself has no fossil record at all, and the genus Limulus "ranges back only some 20 million years, not 200 million."[24]

Space gourmet

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

Post by Space gourmet » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:58 pm

The glowing ravioli nebula!

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

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:11 pm

It reminds me of Eta Carinae; http://hubblesite.org/images/news/release/1996-23

I would name it Double Bubble; but The bubblegum company might not likes that! 8-)
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T-bamboo

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

Post by T-bamboo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:24 pm

momonga !!