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5318Re: Fixed star alignments (August 24, 2008)

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    Mar 2, 2010
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      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:
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      > As of midnight GMT.
      >
      > Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      > orb).
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      > Jupiter
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      > Nova Aquilae 1918 (V603 Aquilae)
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      > Shrichakra (Gamma Coronae Australis)


      Sanskrit = wheel of fortune

      >
      > Kalachakra (Delta Coronae Australis)

      Sanskrit = wheel of time


      >
      > Ascella (Zeta Sagittarii)
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      > Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      Arabic = eye of the archer


      >
      > Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)
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      > Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)


      Chinese = heavenly casque


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      > Wild Duck Cluster (M-51 Scuti, an open cluster)
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      > Saturn
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      > Theta Antliae

      I gave this one the name Solinas (Greek for "tube") on account of its position in Antlia (the Air Pump)


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      > M-106 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole near 3 Canum
      > Venaticorum)
      >
      > *Zosma (Delta Leonis)
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      > Leo II Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 6253 Leonis)
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      > *Alsuhail (Lambda Velorum)
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      > Uranus
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      > *SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)
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      > q1 Eridani (has a planet)
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      > Simmah (Gamma Piscium)


      Babylonian = the goddess Simmah, who, according to legend, found and raised the infant queen Semiramis


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      > Solarium (Beta Reticuli; marks what once was the now-obsolete constellation
      > Solarium [the Sundial])
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      > Neptune
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      > Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)
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      > Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)
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      > Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)
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      > Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)
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      > Al Faras Al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      Arabic = the second horse


      >
      > Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Latin = like a crane


      >
      > Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)
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      > VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)
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      > Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae; marks the obsolete constellation Polophylax the Pole
      > Guard)
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      > TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)
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      > Pluto
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      > Etamin (Gamma Draconis)
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      > Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)
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      > Baraka (Xi Herculis)
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      > AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)
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      > *RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)
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      > Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi; aka Munich 15040)
      >
      > Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)
      >
      > Reynolds' Star (G1.9+0.3 Sagittarii, a very recent [1878] supernova discovered
      > by Stephen Reynolds, et al)
      >
      > Integral X-ray Nova 2006 (IGR J17497-2821 Sagittarii)
      >
      > *Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)
      >
      > Apollyon (Iota Scorpii)
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      > Basanismus (G Scorpii)
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      > Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; an open cluster, aka Ptolemy's Cluster)
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      > Eris
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      > Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)
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      > VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)
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      > Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)
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      > Ceres
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      >
      > *Tegmine (Zeta Cancri)
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      > *Ahadi (Pi Puppis)
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      > *Rotten Egg Nebula (OH231.8+4.2 Puppis)
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      > Pallas
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      >
      > *Tarandus (49 Cassiopeiae; marks the obsolete constellation Tarandus the Reindeer)
      >
      > *The Little Queen (Harrington STAR 25 Draconis; a small asterism that looks somewhat like the W pattern in Cassiopeia)
      >
      > *Adid Australis (Epsilon Persei)
      >
      > *Kapteyn's Star (VZ Pictoris)
      >
      > *Secunda Hyadum (Delta-1 Tauri)
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      > *Kleeia (Delta-3 Tauri)
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      > *Phaeo (Theta-1 Tauri)
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      > *Phaesyla (Theta-2 Tauri)
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      > *Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514 Tauri)
      >
      > *Struve's Lost Nebula (NGC 1554 Tauri)
      >
      > *Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC 1555 Tauri)
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      >
      > Juno
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      > Lucida Apodis (Alpha Apodis; the brightest star, or lucida, in Apus the Bird of
      > Paradise)


      I gave this one the name Cendrawasi (Indonesian for bird of paradise).


      >
      > RR Chamaeleontis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > Sarin (Delta Herculis)
      >
      > *Wei (Epsilon Scorpii)
      >
      > Great Attractor (Abell 3627 Trianguli Australe)
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      > Vesta
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      > *Almach (Gamma Andromedae)
      >
      > *Koleon (Mu Arietis)
      >

      Coptic = belly, scabbard


      > *Vespa (30 Arietis; marks the obsolete constellation Vespa the Wasp)
      >
      > *WX Arietis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > *Cih (Gamma Cassiopeiae)
      >
      > *Menkar (Alpha Ceti)
      >
      > *Black Hole Binary (3C75 Ceti)
      >
      > *Zibal (Zeta Eridani)
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      > Chiron
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      > *Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)
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      > Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)
      >
      > Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      Arabic = the cross


      >
      > Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)


      Latin = young mule


      >
      > Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)
      >
      > Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148 and 5150 Gruis)
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      > Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      Chinese = heavenly cash


      >
      > *EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)
      >
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      >
      > North Node
      >
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      > *Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)
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      > Al Salib (Delta Delphini)
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      > HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)
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      > Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)
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      > *Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)
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      > Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)
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      > Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148 and 5150 Gruis)
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      > QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)
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      > South Node
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      >
      > NGC 2775 (Cancri; a galaxy)
      >
      > Outcast Star (SDSS J090745.0+024507 Hydrae; is leaving the galaxy at a high
      > rate of speed)
      >
      > Alterf (Lambda Leonis)
      >
      > NGC 2903 (Leonis; galaxy, said to be a malefic influence by the late Byron
      > Wahl)
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      > RR Pictoris (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > Naos (Zeta Puppis)
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      > CP Puppis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
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      More later.


      Mark A. Holmes
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