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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?

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13 years 2 months ago #80831

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Red Rectangle Nebula

I havent seen it through a scope, but will give it a go this winter.
Very nice geometric shape!
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Replied by dmcdona on topic Re:Red Rectangle Nebula

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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Replied by mjc on topic Re:Red Rectangle Nebula

How about

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

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:Red Rectangle Nebula

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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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re:Red Rectangle Nebula

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.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:Red Rectangle Nebula

Well I hope you have better luck this season round Anto, the prospect of you doing a new target like this for us all to see does make one tingle a little with excitement to see your result. B)

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Replied by Dublinskywatch on topic Re:Red Rectangle Nebula

I have to say this one is new to me as well.
Never heard of it before now..:)
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