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3960Re: Fixed star alignments (December 30, 2007)

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    Feb 18, 2008
      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, Mark Andrew Holmes
      <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:
      >
      > As of midnight GMT.
      >
      > Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a
      > week ago today (with a 1 00' orb).
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Jupiter
      >
      >
      >
      > *Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)


      Arabic = gift from God


      >
      > *Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)


      an unreliable and obscure warning sign from trouble


      >
      > Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis, a galaxy
      > close to the south celestial pole)


      an even more sure warning of trouble, but even harder to locate


      >
      > Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; marks the obsolete
      > constellation Taurus Poniatovii, Poniatowski's Bull)


      obstinate and emotional


      >
      > *Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)


      named for a hero who in Greek mythology cleansed the island of Rhodes
      of a plague of serpents


      >
      > *Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii)



      a nebula; having to do with fast food?


      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Saturn
      >
      >
      >
      > Thuban (Alpha Draconis)


      protecting or making a treasure

      (raising campaign funds? the US real-estate market?)


      >
      > M-105 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)
      >
      > NGC 3377 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)
      >
      > *Polis (Mu Sagittarii)


      this alignment does not exist


      >
      > Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris)


      fiascos, crippled


      >
      > Coddington Nebula (IC 2574 Ursae Majoris; diffuse
      > nebula)


      in a perilous situation



      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Uranus
      >
      >
      >
      > Cheeseburger Nebula (NGC 7026 Cygni)
      >
      > Baby Dumbbell Nebula (Humason 1-2 Cygni)




      >
      > The Horseshoe (Harrington STAR 28 Cygni; a small
      > asterism north of Deneb)
      >
      > Achernar (Alpha Eridani)
      >
      > RU Horologii (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > *Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)


      this alignment does not exist


      >
      > *Homan (Zeta Pegasi)


      "the hero's lucky star"


      >
      > Jih (Kappa Pegasi)
      >
      > Ankaa (Alpha Phoenicis)
      >
      > HD 217107 (Piscium; has an extrasolar planet)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Neptune
      >
      >
      >
      > Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)
      >
      > Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)
      >
      > The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; a small
      > asterism in Cygnus)
      >
      > Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)
      >
      > HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > *S Doradus (one of the brightest known stars, in the
      > Large Magellanic Cloud)






      >
      > Al Faras Al Thani (Lambda Equulei)
      >
      > Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; Grus was once known as
      > Phoenicopterus, the Flamingo)
      >
      > IL Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Pluto
      >
      >
      >
      > Etamin (Gamma Draconis)
      >
      > Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)
      >
      > Baraka (Xi Herculis)
      >
      > AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > *Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)
      >
      > Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi; a nearby star)
      >
      > Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii; a dying star named
      > for its Japanese discoverer, Yukio Sakurai)
      >
      > Acumen (M-7 Scorpii, Ptolemy's Cluster)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Eris
      >
      >
      >
      > Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae; one of the stars in
      > Frederici Honores, the Honors of Frederick [a crown,
      > quill pen, sword and olive branch]: Psi Andromedae
      > marks the crown)
      >
      > FX Cephei
      >
      > VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)
      >
      > Aquae Abyssi (Upsilon Ceti)


      concern with US Navy sonar harming whales?


      >
      > Revati (Zeta Piscium)
      >
      > Epsilon Reticuli (has an extrasolar planet)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Ceres
      >
      >
      >
      > Keun Nan Mun Secundus (Chi Andromedae)
      >
      > The Fath (NGC 708 Andromedae)
      >
      > Achird (Eta Cassiopeiae)
      >
      > Pac-Man Nebula (NGC 281 Cassiopeiae)
      >
      > Kaffaljidhma (Gamma Ceti)
      >
      > Azha (Eta Eridani)
      >
      > Liberflux (Tau-4 Eridani
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Pallas
      >
      >
      >
      > *Skat (Delta Aquarii)
      >
      > *Sadalajir (Zeta-1 Aquarii)
      >
      > *Situla (Kappa Aquarii)


      inadequate attempts to address something


      >
      > *Seat (Pi Aquarii)
      >
      > *IL Aquarii (has planets)
      >
      > *Ross 780 (Aquarii; aka Gliese 876; has planets)
      >
      > *North America Nebula (NGC 7000 Cygni)


      destructive


      >
      > *Magic Carpet Nebula (NGC 7027 Cygni)


      carried off, escaping, escapist


      >
      > *Kin Yu (Epsilon Doradus)
      >
      >

      Chinese = goldfish (?)



      >
      >
      > Juno
      >
      >
      >
      > *Shapley's Ring Nebula (Shapley 1 Normae)





      >
      > *Al Niyat (Sigma Scorpii)


      the life blood of something


      >
      > *M-80 (Scorpii; a globular cluster)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Vesta
      >
      >
      >
      > *Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)
      >
      > *Dabih (Beta Capricorni)
      >
      > *Alshat (Nu Capricorni)
      >
      > --->*Oculus (Pi Capricorni)
      >
      > --->*Bos (Rho Capricorni)


      moving fast, speeded up


      >
      > *Footprint Nebula (Minkowski 1-92 Cygni)


      tracks, traces, tracking



      >
      > *Campbell's Nebula (PK64+5.1 Cygni)
      >
      > *Rho Indi (has planets)
      >
      > *Campbell's Star (HD 184738 Lyrae)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Chiron
      >
      >
      >
      > Albali (Epsilon Aquarii)
      >
      > Albulaan Borealis (Mu Aquarii)
      >
      > AE Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > Armus (Eta Capricorni)
      >
      > *Dorsum (Theta Capricorni)
      >
      > *CH Cygni (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > Gliese 777A (Cygni; has extrasolar planet)
      >
      > *Veil Nebula (NGC 6960 Cygni)
      >
      > Cygnus X-1 (famous black hole)
      >
      > Lucida Globi (Epsilon Microscopii; the brightest star
      > in the obsolete constellation Globus Aerostaticus [the
      > Hot Air Balloon]).
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > North Node
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni; diffuse nebula)
      >
      > M-15 (Pegasi; globular cluster, densest known)
      >
      >
      >
      > South Node
      >
      >
      >
      > Drys (Chi Carinae)
      >
      > Regulus (Alpha Leonis)
      >
      > Algeiba (aka Algenubi; Gamma Leonis)
      >
      > Leo I Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)
      >
      > *Spider Galaxy (UGC 5829 Leonis Minoris)
      >
      > Kappa Pyxidis
      >
      > Ta Tsun (Psi Ursae Majoris)
      >
      > 47 Ursae Majoris (has extrasolar planet)
      >
      > NGC 3982 (Ursae Majoris; galaxy with suspected black
      > hole)
      >
      > Mayall's Object (MCG7-23-19 Ursae Majoris)
      >
      > (MCG = Morphological Catalog of Galaxies)
      >
      >
      >




      More later.



      Mark A. Holmes
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