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

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Asterism

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

Post by Asterism » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:26 pm

Better still: Gloria Swanson!

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

Post by bdoove » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 pm

How about the Starfish Nebula?

batman

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

Post by batman » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:32 pm

I think it looks like a pizza roll

gdavew63

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

Post by gdavew63 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:33 pm

The Pillow Nebula is a perfect name, leave it as it is...

Bronco37

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

Post by Bronco37 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:38 pm

Reminded me of the sandworms (shai-hulud) of Karakis

Lloyd

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

Post by Lloyd » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:43 pm

I think it looks like candy floss, thus 'candy floss nebula.'

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

Post by JantarMantar » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:45 pm

Interesting, Google's best guess of the image is "Atmosphere"!

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

Post by Rowan54 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:56 pm

I thought it looked like a butterfly. so, how about "butterfly nebula"?

Guest

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

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:59 pm

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

mart1n

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

Post by mart1n » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:00 pm

It is a brilliant learning opportunity, I think it should be called the Open Book Nebula.

Zach of Knowledge

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

Post by Zach of Knowledge » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:01 pm

May I suggest the Brain Nebula? Or something similar like the Cranium Nebula?


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

Post by classicana » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:05 pm

Is there a chrysalis nebula? This reminds me very much of those left on our oak trees. I suggest Chrysalis - I believe we already have a Butterfly Nebula....

jimisafterhim

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

Post by jimisafterhim » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:08 pm

The Twitter Nebula !!!

hikerguy

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

Post by hikerguy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:09 pm

Pillow Nebula I think is good, and I would further suggest for consideration "The Big Pillow Nebula" that is a bit more catchy for evolving young astronomers, lay public, and the media folk because it provides a a better "word picture" in our minds. The Big Pillow Nebula, I can see it even as I write this to APOD.

doddindymock

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

Post by doddindymock » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:13 pm

Zygote Nebula, because it looks like the first cell division. Although I must say I rather like the name Pillow Nebula too.

Cindy87

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

Post by Cindy87 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:19 pm

batman wrote:I think it looks like a pizza roll
I full heartedly agree

drake

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

Post by drake » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:23 pm

Starburst

Smalls

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

Post by Smalls » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 pm


Starry McStarface

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

Post by Starry McStarface » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 pm

How about the Pink Pillow Nebula?

Christiq

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

Post by Christiq » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:39 pm

I suggest “Silk Scarf”.

renenormmorin@icloud.com

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

Post by renenormmorin@icloud.com » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:41 pm

My vote is for the PILLOW NEBULA.

NailFAC

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

Post by NailFAC » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:46 pm

Rocket J. Squirrel the cartoon flying squirrel from TV who along with his sidekick Bullwinkle Moose regularly saved us from Boris and Natasha!

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mr.h8thsci

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

Post by mr.h8thsci » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:57 pm

One of my students suggests that it be called the Starfish Nebula. He made this comment before knowing the guessing game was about to come...

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

Post by ems57fcva » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:09 pm

It looks like two roses to me, one behind the other. So how about the "Two Rose" (or "Double Rose") Nebula?