APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

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APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:08 am

Image WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina

Explanation: Stars can be like artists. With interstellar gas as a canvas, a massive and tumultuous Wolf-Rayet star has created the picturesque ruffled half-circular filaments called WR32, on the image left. Additionally, the winds and radiation from a small cluster of stars, NGC 3324, have sculpted a 35 light year cavity on the upper right, with its right side appearing as a recognizable face in profile. This region's popular name is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula for the famous Chilean poet. Together, these interstellar clouds lie about 8,000 light-years away in the Great Carina Nebula, a complex stellar neighborhood harboring numerous clouds of gas and dust rich with imagination inspiring shapes. The featured telescopic view captures these nebulae's characteristic emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms mapped to the red, green, and blue hues of the popular Hubble Palette.

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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:43 pm

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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:08 pm

APOD Robot wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:08 am
Image WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina

Explanation: Stars can be like artists. With interstellar gas as a canvas, a massive and tumultuous Wolf-Rayet star has created the picturesque ruffled half-circular filaments called WR32, on the image left. Additionally, the winds and radiation from a small cluster of stars, NGC 3324, have sculpted a 35 light year cavity on the upper right, with its right side appearing as a recognizable face in profile. This region's popular name is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula for the famous Chilean poet. Together, these interstellar clouds lie about 8,000 light-years away in the Great Carina Nebula, a complex stellar neighborhood harboring numerous clouds of gas and dust rich with imagination inspiring shapes. The featured telescopic view captures these nebulae's characteristic emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms mapped to the red, green, and blue hues of the popular Hubble Palette.
Sorry, but I don't see the resemblance :( It could just as well be anyone's profile. Another case of imagination gone wild.

Profile from the Gabriel Mistral Nebula:
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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:12 pm

johnnydeep wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:08 pm
APOD Robot wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:08 am
Image WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina

Explanation: Stars can be like artists. With interstellar gas as a canvas, a massive and tumultuous Wolf-Rayet star has created the picturesque ruffled half-circular filaments called WR32, on the image left. Additionally, the winds and radiation from a small cluster of stars, NGC 3324, have sculpted a 35 light year cavity on the upper right, with its right side appearing as a recognizable face in profile. This region's popular name is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula for the famous Chilean poet. Together, these interstellar clouds lie about 8,000 light-years away in the Great Carina Nebula, a complex stellar neighborhood harboring numerous clouds of gas and dust rich with imagination inspiring shapes. The featured telescopic view captures these nebulae's characteristic emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms mapped to the red, green, and blue hues of the popular Hubble Palette.
Sorry, but I don't see the resemblance :( It could just as well be anyone's profile. Another case of imagination gone wild.

Profile from the Gabriel Mistral Nebula:

Gabriela Mistral Profile Nebula.JPG
I think the resemblance is strong. But it isn't a profile, and is unrelated to the profile line sketched here.
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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:51 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:12 pm
johnnydeep wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:08 pm
APOD Robot wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:08 am
Image WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina

Explanation: Stars can be like artists. With interstellar gas as a canvas, a massive and tumultuous Wolf-Rayet star has created the picturesque ruffled half-circular filaments called WR32, on the image left. Additionally, the winds and radiation from a small cluster of stars, NGC 3324, have sculpted a 35 light year cavity on the upper right, with its right side appearing as a recognizable face in profile. This region's popular name is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula for the famous Chilean poet. Together, these interstellar clouds lie about 8,000 light-years away in the Great Carina Nebula, a complex stellar neighborhood harboring numerous clouds of gas and dust rich with imagination inspiring shapes. The featured telescopic view captures these nebulae's characteristic emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms mapped to the red, green, and blue hues of the popular Hubble Palette.
Sorry, but I don't see the resemblance :( It could just as well be anyone's profile. Another case of imagination gone wild.

Profile from the Gabriel Mistral Nebula:

Gabriela Mistral Profile Nebula.JPG
I think the resemblance is strong. But it isn't a profile, and is unrelated to the profile line sketched here.
Care to elaborate? The text mentions profile. Is hair involved? Is there a better picture of Gabriela (or the nebula) that would show a more convincing resemblance?
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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by Ann » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:59 pm


Like Chris, I think the resemblance between the poet and her namesake nebula is strong.



The picture at right is my favorite portrait of the Gabriela Mistral Nebula. How can the edge be so long and sharply sculpted?

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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:11 pm

Ann wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:59 pm

Like Chris, I think the resemblance between the poet and her namesake nebula is strong.

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Ok, that's a much better pic, but I still wouldn't call the resemblance strong. To each his or her own as they say.
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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by Ann » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:12 pm

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The Gabriela Mistral Nebula, the rippling gaseous shells of WR 32,
and the gorgeous cluster NGC 3293. Photo: Jan Scheers.

I just found this gorgeous image of the Gabriela Mistral Nebula, the rippling shells of WR 32 and the beautiful cluster NGC 3293, and I can't resist the picture.

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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:33 pm

You know; I can usually see a lot of faces, animals, and objects in almost all the nebulae! I don't doubt anyone that sees what they see! :lol2: It's great to see them! 8-)
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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by RJN » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:13 am

I transposed the numbers in the nebula's name. It is actually called WR23, not WR32. This has now been corrected on the main NASA APOD. We apologize for the transposition.
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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by A vent » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:51 am

Boring. More maps. More charts. More astrophysics. More close ups. Please. Stop being so nebulous.

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Re: APOD: WR32 and Interstellar Clouds in Carina (2021 Feb 08)

Post by johnnydeep » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:37 pm

Ann wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:12 pm
NGC3324%20LRGB%20PS2%20Denoise[1].jpg
The Gabriela Mistral Nebula, the rippling gaseous shells of WR 32,
and the gorgeous cluster NGC 3293. Photo: Jan Scheers.

I just found this gorgeous image of the Gabriela Mistral Nebula, the rippling shells of WR 32 and the beautiful cluster NGC 3293, and I can't resist the picture.

Ann
Ah, yes, Gabriela - now with a neck and shoulders, though perhaps less of a discernible visage - is gazing yearningly at a cluster of diamonds in the sky.

[ See - I can have a bit of an imagination at times! ]
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