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14 years 9 months ago #80831 by Graham
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Hi All!

I just came across this nebula (online!) and wow is it weird!

www.astrobirdphoto.com/planetarynebulae/HD14479H9C.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rectangle_Nebula

antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040513.html

Has anyone actually seen it or taken a picture of it?

Do others think this is weird or is it just me? :P

What do you think is a weird object?

Graham

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14 years 9 months ago #80833 by dave_lillis
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I havent seen it through a scope, but will give it a go this winter.
Very nice geometric shape!

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14 years 9 months ago #80836 by dmcdona
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Graham wrote:

What do you think is a weird object?


That's a leading question that could lead to many "interesting" responses.

But I guess keeping it clean and astronomically related to avoid the mods crawlinhg over me like a rash, how's about Hanny's Voorwerp? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanny's_Voorwerp

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14 years 9 months ago #80842 by mjc
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How about

Wolf-Rayet 104 - a star chasing its tail.
www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/~monnier/WR104/wr104.htm

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14 years 9 months ago #80860 by Seanie_Morris
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You know, I never knew there was a Red Rectangle Nebula out there! :blush: The APOD picture is probably the best one there. It does have an uncanny symmetrical geometry about it.

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14 years 9 months ago #80866 by ayiomamitis
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Seanie,

This gem lies in the constellation of Monoceros and is something that I had tried to pursue last year but could not get any imaging time due to four months of steady clouds and rains.

Fingers crossed I can get us something this winter.

Anthony.

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