APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

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APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:05 am

Image The Great Turkey Nebula

Explanation: Surprisingly reminiscent of The Great Nebula in Orion, The Great Turkey Nebula spans this creative field of view. Of course if it were the Orion Nebula it would be our closest large stellar nursery, found at the edge of a large molecular cloud a mere 1,500 light-years away. Also known as M42, the Orion Nebula is visible to the eye as the middle "star" in the sword of Orion the Hunter, a constellation now rising in planet Earth's evening skies. Stellar winds from clusters of newborn stars scattered throughout the Orion Nebula sculpt its ridges and cavities seen in familiar in telescopic images. Similar in size to the Orion Nebula, this Great Turkey Nebula was imagined to be about 13 light-years across. Stay safe and well.

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by gordojenks » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:40 am

Thanks and a Happy T Day to everyone at APOD, my very first web page everyday.

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by Guest » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:06 am

:lol2:

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by WWW » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:22 am

Is it April 1 already?

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by Puddock » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:05 am

Can't believe you caught me out on that one! :)

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by Tszabeau » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:05 pm

I was born on Thanksgiving but... not THIS Thanksgiving.

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:14 pm

Gobble; Gobble! :lol2: Corn or Cobb?

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:03 pm

And here I was, trying to figure out M43 before I read the description. (I gave up and figured it was in infrared.)

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by MoonSmith » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:01 pm

For someone who just looks at and reads APOD for pleasure and is astronomically challenged, is this a faked image ala April 1st?
Thanks! :)

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Post by DL MARTIN » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:07 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans.

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by johnnydeep » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:26 pm

APOD Robot wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:05 am
Image The Great Turkey Nebula

Explanation: Surprisingly reminiscent of The Great Nebula in Orion, The Great Turkey Nebula spans this creative field of view. Of course if it were the Orion Nebula it would be our closest large stellar nursery, found at the edge of a large molecular cloud a mere 1,500 light-years away. Also known as M42, the Orion Nebula is visible to the eye as the middle "star" in the sword of Orion the Hunter, a constellation now rising in planet Earth's evening skies. Stellar winds from clusters of newborn stars scattered throughout the Orion Nebula sculpt its ridges and cavities seen in familiar in telescopic images. Similar in size to the Orion Nebula, this Great Turkey Nebula was imagined to be about 13 light-years across. Stay safe and well.
Talk about your "surprisingly confusing" write-ups... Sheesh. Even after reading it several times I couldn't figure out why the h-e-l-l the Orion Nebula was being referenced so many times, when this APOD was supposed to ostensibly be about the magnificent Great Turkey Nebula. And none of the links led me to be any the wiser. Had to do a separate google search to come across this from the APOD Podcast channel:

Click to play embedded YouTube video.

Which begins with this helpful descriptive text:
In today's image, we see The Great Turkey Nebula - actually, the great Nebula in Orion with some adjustments made to give it the appearance of a turkey in honor of Thanksgiving Day in the United States today.
Guess I'm just mentally challenged today. Well played, APOD, well played. :evil:
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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by heehaw » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:45 pm

Very few astronomical images look UGLY to me. This once look cancerous.

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by NCTom » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:32 am

A day to remember to give thanks even if under your circumstances, you could at least be thankful you were free and able to read today's APOD (as confusing as it was for this astronomical tenderfoot).

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by kuro » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:10 pm

Looks more like the great tick nebula

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by Yumpin Yiminey » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:18 am

Kinda spooky lookin

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Re: APOD: The Great Turkey Nebula (2020 Nov 26)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:39 pm

MoonSmith wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:01 pm
For someone who just looks at and reads APOD for pleasure and is astronomically challenged, is this a faked image ala April 1st?
Thanks! :)
It’s a fake that was constructed from real image data. Here is the undoctored nebula.