5106RE: [thefixedstars] VY Canis Majoris
- Dec 1, 2009Thank you, Mark! I've added it to the book. 2000 position: 28 Can 00
(I hope alignments don't get messed up)
Note that this starset has the highest score of fires. Ancient Chinese
called Psi Can "The Fire Officer" and Mu Can "Piled-up Kindling"
Long Lat Dec
RA M Spec
Tau Puppis in Stern, near rudder of Argo 27CA44 -72 51 -50 37 6 50
2.93 K0 III
VY Canis Majoris Dog's rump/tail 28CA00 -47 13 -25 46 7 23
7.96 M5e Ia
Colossal red hypergiant; largest known star; 4,500 light yrs from Earth;
may go supernova at any time;
spews vast quantities of gas and dust into space, including carbon, oxygen,
Gxy M82 Ursae Major behind ear B Hole 28CA58 52 06 69 41 9 56 8.4
Mu Cancri back edge of Crabs shell 29CA29 1 21 21 35 8 08
5.30 G2 IV
M81 Ursae Majoris behind ear Black Hole 29CA30 51 35 69 04 9 56
Aludra Eta Canis Majoris Dogs rump 29CA32 -50 37 -29 18 7 24
2.44 B5 Ia
Also here: Psi Cancri (29CA15) in Crabs North hind legs; Tau, 16 Ursae
Majoris (27CA36, 29CA17)) in & under Big Bears head, Open Cluster M47
Puppis (29CA08) above-behind Argos stern; HD66684 (27CA45) at Twins' heads;
HD145622 & Zeta (28CA34, 29CA39 - should be Hydra?) in body of Ursa Minor.
Modern: Alpha Monocerotis (29CA17) in the Unicorns belly, & Thumbprint
Nebula (29CA23) in head of Cameleopardalis, the Giraffe. 28 Cancer is the
degree of the fall of Mars. Span: 27CA31 to 29CA55. The Sun transits these
longitudes approximately July 19th to July 22nd.
The Sun departs from the Twins and the constellation of the Crab flames red.
On Aventine hill, the worship of Pallas begins...
- Ovid (Mars and Pluto here), Fasti XIII, Kalends 19th, 1st century
Commanding, resourceful, visionary, these fiercely emotional achievers put
on a tough front, seeing themselves as heroes, demanding high standards and
success of themselves, and loyalty from others. There is a good sense of
strategy, whether military, political, or business; ambitious and
structured, the stronger among them have no patience for ignorance or
ineptitude; they are, however, intensely sensitive to their environment and
their place within it. Imagery, mythology, and all forms of symbolism are
their natural elements; poetry, prosody and melody pour from them as
naturally as a river, and a strong sense of theatre and the drama inherent
in everyday life infuses their experiences. Here tropical and sidereal
Cancer combine; the Crab and two black holes in Ursa Majors head make them
crabby and bearish, with major issues of strength of character and
willpower, for the less focussed among them may indulge in morbid
ruminations, dwelling upon, and indulging, their weaknesses, fears, sins or
misfortunes, ever longing for redemption. Collectors and compilers, some of
them surround themselves with accumulations of objects, ideas and data in an
enveloping clutter. In their behaviour towards others, some believe in
being cruel only to be kind; in extreme cases, they may become heartless,
even sadistic and murderous. Philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, astrology,
concepts of law, communications, and human rights are matters of concern
here, as well as excessive sensuality: they are fascinated by sex, drawn to
bondage, and can be either fanatically correct in their behavior or weak,
unstable, and scandal-prone. Here the legendary faithfulness of the Greater
Dog and the fierce maternal instincts of the Great Bear teach devotion and
loving care, while the celestial Crab guards the shoreline between our world
of sheltered appearances and the great ocean abyss of endless mystery.
Multiple births, birth anomalies, eye problems, Parkinson's disease, wounds,
exile, addiction, pedophilia.
Fires!!! (an extremely high score), explosions, invasions, attacks, battles,
fleets, war, assassination, shipwrecks, train wrecks, foul air, epidemics,
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1. BBC E-mail: Herschel 'fingerprints' huge star
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Date: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:34 pm ((PST))
Mark Andrew Holmes saw this story on the BBC News website and thought you
should see it.
** Herschel 'fingerprints' huge star **
The death throes of one of the biggest stars known to science are observed
by Europe's Herschel space telescope.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/8382348.stm >
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