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StrangeDejavu
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Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new
      #5880832 - 05/23/13 05:43 PM

"With Hubble's detail, we see a completely different shape than what's been thought about historically for this classic nebula," O'Dell said. "The new Hubble observations show the nebula in much clearer detail, and we see things are not as simple as we previously thought."

"The nebula is not like a bagel, but rather, it's like a jelly doughnut, because it's filled with material in the middle," said C. Robert O'Dell of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/ring-nebula.html

How cool is that? That definitely changes how i'll perceive M57 from here on out.

Edited by StrangeDejavu (05/23/13 05:48 PM)


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5880941 - 05/23/13 07:27 PM

Yes, I saw the news article today. Beautiful image! I now have that image as wall paper on my desktop PC. Viewed M57 the other night with my 4 inch Omni XLT. Gave a pretty decent view thru it but not as good as the view thru my Z12 dob.

Gary


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape [Re: Gary Riley]
      #5880972 - 05/23/13 07:49 PM

So much more going on there than we knew... and gorgeous!

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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5881550 - 05/24/13 02:04 AM

fyi here's a nice video presentation by esa on this newest image.

The main info page is here, with lots more pics and video. What's really intresting imo is that M57's physical structure looks to be more of a doughnut with a rugby/(american)football thru the hole!


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: core]
      #5882044 - 05/24/13 11:23 AM

Beautiful!

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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5882210 - 05/24/13 12:34 PM

That is beyond awesome. Thanks for the link!

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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: Dan Finnerty]
      #5883743 - 05/25/13 10:39 AM

So the Ring Nebula isn't a ring?
Is it still a nebula at least ?

Equally I suppose the Andromeda nebula isn't really a nebula either.


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: sg6]
      #5883786 - 05/25/13 11:05 AM

There's a more detailed image just been processed including even more data . . .

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/8808103283_4fb9470022_o.jpg

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/186794-m57-like-youve-never-seen-it-before/


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: steveward53]
      #5885276 - 05/26/13 09:44 AM

I vote we rename it to the jelly donut nebula

But seriously, it's interesting to know that what we're seeing is a temporary phenomenon in terms of astronomical timelines. I wonder how it has changed, visually, since the object was first viewed with a telescope 230+ years ago.

Edited by tezster (05/26/13 09:46 AM)


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: Gary Riley]
      #5888286 - 05/28/13 01:59 AM

Quote:

Yes, I saw the news article today. Beautiful image! I now have that image as wall paper on my desktop PC. Viewed M57 the other night with my 4 inch Omni XLT. Gave a pretty decent view thru it but not as good as the view thru my Z12 dob.

Gary




Me too. Google images: grabbed the largest image so I can zoom in for detailed views.


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: audioaficionado]
      #5913817 - 06/10/13 07:14 PM

I'm surprised by how mediocre the Hubble photo is.
This is typical of long exposures from the Earth:
http://www.all-hd-wallpapers.com/wallpapers/space/342679.jpg
and Tony Hallas had an even-better one on his website astrophoto.com, but it appears to be down at the moment.
Here's another good one:
http://www.starshadows.com/galley/display.cfm?imgID=154
and here:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap091106.html

Edited by Starman1 (06/10/13 07:17 PM)


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: Starman1]
      #5913865 - 06/10/13 07:48 PM

Quote:

I'm surprised by how mediocre the Hubble photo is.
This is typical of long exposures from the Earth:
http://www.all-hd-wallpapers.com/wallpapers/space/342679.jpg
and Tony Hallas had an even-better one on his website astrophoto.com, but it appears to be down at the moment.
Here's another good one:
http://www.starshadows.com/galley/display.cfm?imgID=154
and here:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap091106.html




Wow, no doubt. Hubble's slacking compared to those photos.


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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5914078 - 06/10/13 09:25 PM

It's amazing how similar to the Helix it looks in that last shot. Clearly the two objects must have been formed by similar stellar demises.

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Re: Hubble's new image reveals M57's true shape new [Re: Starman1]
      #5914081 - 06/10/13 09:26 PM

wow that 2nd one the H.A. brought out a awesome rose/flower shape. Thanks for sharing those Don.

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