5108Re: VY Canis Majoris
- Dec 2, 2009--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@...> wrote:
>Xiaofang Zhongzhan and Duiqi Dianran, respectively? (I got that from an online translator).
> Thank 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"
>Tau Puppis has a proper name: Al Taleban (kind of appropriate, given current events, isn't it? I think the name actually means "the student," but whatever).
> Long Lat Dec
> RA M Spec
> Tau Puppis in Stern, near rudder of Argo 27CA44 -72 51 -50 37 6 50
(BTW: You might have noticed some more nontraditional star names starting to show up in my posts. They're my coinages and they go with mostly third- to fifth-magnitude stars in the far southern sky--specifically, in the constellations Apus, Chamaeleon, Grus, Musca, Pavo, Tucana and Volans. Someday I'll post a list of all the star names I coined.)
Mark A. Holmes
> 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 Crab's 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
> 6.8 GX/BH
> Aludra Eta Canis Majoris Dog's rump 29CA32 -50 37 -29 18 7 24
> 2.44 B5 Ia
> Also here: Psi Cancri (29CA15) in Crab's North hind legs; Tau, 16 Ursae
> Majoris (27CA36, 29CA17)) in & under Big Bear's head, Open Cluster M47
> Puppis (29CA08) above-behind Argo's stern; HD66684 (27CA45) at Twins' heads;
> HD145622 & Zeta (28CA34, 29CA39 - should be Hydra?) in body of Ursa Minor.
> Modern: Alpha Monocerotis (29CA17) in the Unicorn's 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 Major's 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,
> meteorite falls
> Love, Diana
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> 1. BBC E-mail: Herschel 'fingerprints' huge star
> From: Mark Andrew Holmes
> 1. BBC E-mail: Herschel 'fingerprints' huge star
> Posted by: "Mark Andrew Holmes" mahtezcatpoc@... mahtezcatpoc
> 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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