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3296Fixed star alignments (July 1, 2007)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    Jul 1, 2007
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      All positions as of midnight GMT in London.

      Asterisks indicate new alignments (which didn't exist
      a week ago today with a 1 00' orb).


      Rastaban (aka Alwaid; Beta Draconis)

      Fudail (Pi Herculis)

      Lucida Normae (Gamma Normae)

      Ant Nebula (Menzel 3 Normae)

      RCW 103 (Normae)

      Helkath (Kappa Ophiuchi)

      *NGC 6240 (Ophiuchi; two supermassive galaxies

      *Sin (Tau Scorpii)

      Betria (Beta Trianguli Australe)


      Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543 Draconis)

      Ras Elased Borealis (Mu Leonis)

      Tania Australis (Mu Ursae Majoris)

      *Owl Nebula (M-97 Ursae Majoris)

      Pherkad (Gamma Ursae Minoris)

      Pherkad Minor (11 Ursae Minoris)


      Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)


      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      S Doradus

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; marking the obsolete
      constellation Phoenicopterus the Flamingo, now known
      as Grus the Crane)

      VW Hydri

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)


      Mu Arae (has exoplanets)

      Thackeray's Planetary (nebula; IC 1266 Arae)

      Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

      RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

      Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii)

      Integral X-Ray Nova 2006 (IGR J17497-2821 Sagittarii)

      Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

      Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; globular cluster containing the
      pulsar Terzan 5ad [formally PSR J1748-2446ad], a
      "millisecond pulsar" which is the fastest known
      spinning pulsar at 716 times per second)

      Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)

      Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      Apollyon (Iota-1 Scorpii)

      Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      Basanismus (G Scorpii)


      *Adhil (Xi Andromedae)

      *Adhab (Upsilon Andromedae; has exoplanets)

      *Hamal (Alpha Arietis)

      *Schedir (Alpha Cassiopeiae)

      *Phycochroma (Delta Ceti)

      *M-77 (Ceti; maser with excessive infrared emissions,
      close to Delta Ceti to the west in the Whale's head)

      *Lucida Doradus (Alpha Doradus, the brightest star in
      Dorado the Mahimahi)

      *Azha (Eta Eridani)


      Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)


      Algorab (Delta Corvi)

      Tchang-Cha (Zeta Corvi)

      Avis Satyra (Eta Corvi)

      The Stargate (Harrington STAR 20 Corvi, a small

      Sombrero Galaxy (M-104 Virginis; spiral galaxy with
      black hole)

      NGC 4697 (galaxy with black hole)

      The Jaws (Harrington STAR 21 Virginis)


      *Lucida Circini (Alpha Circini, the brightest star in
      Circinus the Drafting Compass)

      *Yed Prior (Delta Ophiuchi)

      Yed Posterior (Epsilon Ophiuchi)

      Acrab (Beta-1 Scorpii)

      *Isidis (Delta Scorpii)

      Vrischika (Pi Scorpii)

      Fang (Rho Scorpii)

      Jabhat al Akrab (Omega-1 Scorpii)

      18 Scorpii


      *Dorsum (Theta Capricorni)

      Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

      Hole-In-A-Cluster (NGC 6811 Cygni)

      *Veil Nebula (NGC 6960 Cygni)

      Deneb Dulfim (Epsilon Delphini)

      Al Kaud (Eta Delphini)

      Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      North Node

      Skat (Delta Aquarii)

      Sadalajir (Zeta-1 Aquarii)

      Situla (Kappa Aquarii)

      Seat (Pi Aquarii)

      North America Nebula (NGC 7000 Cygni)

      South Node

      *M-105 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole
      between 52 and 53 Leonis)

      *NGC 3377 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole
      near 52 Leonis)

      Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris)

      Coddington Nebula (IC 2574 Ursae Majoris)

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes

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