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

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axinte

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

Post by axinte » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 pm

:D my first thought was pillow.
I am not alone.
But why be so unimaginative?
That pillow is obviously full of feathers.
Penguin feather.
So... Penguin Nebula. ;)

Erich The Mad Bassist

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

Post by Erich The Mad Bassist » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:30 pm

The Corbomite Nebula! Seriously though, I can't get "Pillow" out of my mind.

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

Post by BigSurRidgewalker » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:08 pm

Since it is "in" the Swan, it should be the "foie gras" nebula.

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

Post by sillyworm2 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:10 pm

SNOWCONE

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

Post by Fafers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm

I vote for "The flying squirrel nebula".

uptitus

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

Post by uptitus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:13 pm

Carnation nebula

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

Post by dlw » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:16 pm

The Cauliflower Nebula of course!
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nasty

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

Post by nasty » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:21 pm

It seems to me a "cherry flavor boiled sweet.

gbsthefish

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

Post by gbsthefish » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:23 pm

Mighty Mouse Nebula!

Toots

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

Post by Toots » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:26 pm

The pillow is the most appropriate considering that infomercial we all live with, MyPillow.com. It just works.

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

Post by madtom1999 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:28 pm

"Mermaids Purse' - for dogfish or skates egg sacks.

Guest

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

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:28 pm

Flying Squirrel Nebula

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

Post by xistea » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:30 pm

cotton cosmopolitan candy planetary nebula ~

Richard Seymour

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

Post by Richard Seymour » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:43 pm

Looks like a Diablo juggling toy to me

SGD73

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

Post by SGD73 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:48 pm

I suggest the Mermaid's Purse nebula (or shark egg nebula, less romantic)

Nebula Girl

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

Post by Nebula Girl » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:50 pm

"Pillow" nails it in my book. Everything else seems to be simply pillow-shaped objects.

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

Post by Steph13400 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:53 pm

Was brain nebula proposed?

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

Post by Vibean » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:56 pm

There's some good suggestions on here. Good job everybody! Here's one, how about Pteromyini? (The flying squirrel)

loconnor

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

Post by loconnor » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:05 pm

With those colours, ( CDN English), the candy floss nebula!

cdogUO8

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

Post by cdogUO8 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:06 pm

Pointy-haired Boss Nebula

Mattyc

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

Post by Mattyc » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Cotton Candy Nebula

Cam

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

Post by Cam » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm

Very nice! I'm thinking along the lines of "Bubblegum Nebula". :D

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

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm

BigSurRidgewalker wrote:
Since it is "in" the Swan, it should be the "foie gras" nebula.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foie_gras wrote:
<<Foie gras (French for "fat liver") is a luxury food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened. Gavage-based foie gras production is controversial, due mainly to the animal welfare concerns about force-feeding, intensive housing and husbandry, and enlarging the liver to 10 times its usual volume. A number of countries and jurisdictions have laws against force-feeding, and the production, import or sale of foie gras; even where it is legal, a number of retailers decline to stock it. The industry repeatedly faces accusations of torture and cruelty.>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan wrote:
<<Swan meat was regarded as a luxury food in England in the reign of Elizabeth I. A recipe for baked swan survives from that time: "To bake a Swan Scald it and take out the bones, and parboil it, then season it very well with Pepper, Salt and Ginger, then lard it, and put it in a deep Coffin of Rye Paste with store of Butter, close it and bake it very well, and when it is baked, fill up the Vent-hole with melted Butter, and so keep it; serve it in as you do the Beef-Pie." French satirist François Rabelais wrote in Gargantua and Pantagruel that a swan's neck was the best toilet paper he had encountered.>>
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Re: APOD: Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027... (2018 Jan 09)

Post by Zubie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:20 pm

It looks like two carnations bursting forth from the cosmic void. Before discovering that someone below already suggested this, it's the first image that came to mind when I looked at this amazing photograph. Considering also that the genus name for carnation is Dianthus, which means divine flower, "Carnation Nebula" would be an appropriate name for this object...

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

Post by FedMD » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Bow Tie Nebula