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

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

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

Post by sleepless » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:17 pm

Lumpy Pillow Nebula

AstroKnurd

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

Post by AstroKnurd » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:32 pm

The Starfish Nebula. I also saw a Shuriken.

K Demel

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

Post by K Demel » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:39 pm

NGC 7027 reminds me of a diatom. Hence a moniker of Diatom Nebula might be appropriate. This name would bring to mind the immense scale difference between elements of our universe.

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

Post by markbaker43@hotmail.co.uk » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:43 pm

Candy Floss Nebula.. Or in respect to the Star Man 'The David Bowie Nebula'

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

Post by distefanom » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:46 pm

When I see images of these so-called planetary nebulas, I have many questions on what we are seeing trough the images, the interpretation we can give and what's happening in reality.
I think, since nobody ever witnessed an exploding star, having enough documentation, i.e. time lapse imaging...
how can be really sure of our interpretation?
Foe example, the shape itself: Why this romboidal aspect? It can be seen in many other "exploding stars"... but how are we sure of the correct interpretation?
Also why the two-lobe appearance of the "clouds" in the middle? why a thing that is supposed to "explode" should explode in two opposite sides, and not in the "middle"? What's in the middle that, in certain ways can "lock" (I have no other words) the gas expansion and release them in subseguent times?
Also what's the meaning of "explosion" for a star, since for us, human beings, is something that happens in no time and all-at-once?

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

Post by saracoolspacekid@www.net » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:51 pm

With the pink and two round fluffy shapes I think either Double Bubble or Cotton Candy would fit! It looks like an explosion of flavor!

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

Post by geckzilla » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:52 pm

distefanom wrote:When I see images of these so-called planetary nebulas, I have many questions on what we are seeing trough the images, the interpretation we can give and what's happening in reality.
I think, since nobody ever witnessed an exploding star, having enough documentation, i.e. time lapse imaging...
how can be really sure of our interpretation?
Foe example, the shape itself: Why this romboidal aspect? It can be seen in many other "exploding stars"... but how are we sure of the correct interpretation?
Also why the two-lobe appearance of the "clouds" in the middle? why a thing that is supposed to "explode" should explode in two opposite sides, and not in the "middle"? What's in the middle that, in certain ways can "lock" (I have no other words) the gas expansion and release them in subseguent times?
Also what's the meaning of "explosion" for a star, since for us, human beings, is something that happens in no time and all-at-once?
Astronomers can use spectroscopy to create position velocity diagrams to help determine the shape of these nebulas. How the shape itself comes to be is not at all intuitive, but shells can be caused by expulsion and collapse of the star's outer layers, while cones and jets are formed by outflows from the star's poles.
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hikerguy

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

Post by hikerguy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:01 pm

I think a word picture such as The Big Pillow would be cool.

reticular

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

Post by reticular » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:13 pm

The Flaming Envelope Nebula.

HobbitDad04

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

Post by HobbitDad04 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:23 pm

Phoebus,
How about OX HIDE NEBULA? A common form of Copper ingot from the Cypriot mines was the OX HIDE. Both the Copper OX HIDES and the Nebula are made of Star Stuff and are formed through heat.

JIMa

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

Post by JIMa » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:31 pm

How about the "BUTTERFLY NEBULA"

zumulko

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

Post by zumulko » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:34 pm

The Flying Squirrel Nebula

madrhino

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

Post by madrhino » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Call it, "The Pillow Mint"

fxb

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

Post by fxb » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:35 pm

Cauliflower Nebula

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

Post by rzn6jw » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:41 pm

Looks kind of like a Carnation you wear in your lapel at a dance or wedding.

Muriel Bergman

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

Post by Muriel Bergman » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:48 pm

The first thing I saw was an opened book. Wonders of the universe are contained in "The Mighty Tome Nebula".

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

Post by Isotropic Metric. » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:51 pm

I suggest the "Frustule Nebula", which is a kind of 2-part diatom.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frustule

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Guest

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

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:51 pm

Bwith wrote:Shark's egg nebula
My choice too! The alternate name for a shark's egg case, "Mermaid's Purse" would be swell!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_case_(Chondrichthyes)

ShaggyRulez123

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

Post by ShaggyRulez123 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:53 pm

How about the Zura nebula?

Joni

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

Post by Joni » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:53 pm

I like Pillow Nebula. Let's stick with the obvious.

Leon1949Green

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

Post by Leon1949Green » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:55 pm

Many cultures' pillows are not shaped this way. Gummie Bear and Bowie are funny. Fyling Squirrel therefore gets my vote.

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

Post by rahseln@comcast.net » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:04 pm

There is no other name than that of ... " Flying Squirrel" It's a perfect fit.

Yup

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

Post by Yup » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:06 pm

Guest wrote:
Bwith wrote:Shark's egg nebula
My choice too! The alternate name for a shark's egg case, "Mermaid's Purse" would be swell!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_case_(Chondrichthyes)
Yes! The Mermaid's Purse Nebula is an excellent name!

22queje

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

Post by 22queje » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:11 pm

Its should be named the Q Nebula of Mushroom Clouds. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

toneyvr

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

Post by toneyvr » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:27 pm

The Twerk Nebula
Sorry, it had to be said :)