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5470Fixed star alignments (May 16, 2010)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    May 23, 2010
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      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).



      Jupiter



      *Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      *Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      *Stephan's Quintet (galaxy group: NGC 7317/7318A/7318B/7319/7320 Pegasi)

      *Deer Lick Group (galaxy group: NGC 7331/7335/7336/7337/7340 Pegasi)




      Saturn



      Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565 Comae Berenices)

      *The Mice (NGC 4676 Comae Berenices; two colliding galaxies)

      Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)

      Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      *Benetnash (Eta Ursae Majoris)

      Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      Wild's Triplet (Arp 248 Virginis; three galaxies connected by filaments)




      Uranus



      The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4 Aurigae; asterism)

      NGC 1399 (Fornacis; galaxy)

      Brolga (Rho Gruis)

      *Manus Justitia (10 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation Manus Justitia the Hand of Justice)

      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy w/black hole)

      *Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253 Sculptoris)

      Tsien Ta Tseang (10 Trianguli)

      Shalish (12 Trianguli)

      Nili Donum (14 Trianguli)




      Neptune



      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)




      Pluto



      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Pi Mensae (has planets)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      Omega Nebula (M-17 Sagittarii)

      Little Star Cloud (M-24 Sagittarii; pseudo-star cluster)

      Sagittarius X-4 (NGC 6624 Sagittarii; globular cluster and X-ray source with a
      suspected black hole)

      Tang (Eta Serpentis)

      HD 168443 (Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda; has planets)

      Eagle Nebula (M-16 Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda)

      We (aka Lucida Telescopii; Alpha Telescopii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

      Little Star Cloud (M-24 Sagittarii; pseudo-star cluster)




      Pallas



      *QU Carinae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Omega Centauri (NGC 5139 Centauri; bright globular cluster(

      *Nusakan (Beta Coronae Borealis)

      *Noctua (50 Hydrae; marks the obsolete constellation Noctua the Night Owl)

      *Rijl al Awwa (Mu Virginis)

      *Passer (Gamma-2 Volantis)



      Juno


      *Hasseleh (Iota Aurigae)

      *Batenateban Borealis (Chi Draconis)

      *Cursa (Beta Eridani)

      *Neshmet (Mu Leporis)

      *Rigel (Beta Orionis)

      *FY Persei (cataclysmic variable)

      *Aesula (99 Tauri; in the Hyades)



      Vesta


      *Alphard (Alpha Hydrae

      *Cat's Prey (I Hydrae; underneathe the right forepaw of the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *Adhafera (Zeta Leonis)

      *Al Jabhah (Eta Leonis)

      *Puppis A (2U 0821-42 Puppis; supernova remnant and X-ray source)

      *Al Sumut (Alpha Pyxidis)

      *Funis (Beta Pyxidis; marks the line part of the obsolete constellation Lochium et Funis the Log and Line)

      *Regor (Gamma Velorum)



      Chiron



      *HD 210277 (Aquarii; has planets)

      Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)

      Al Uzza (Upsilon Gruis)



      North Node



      Nova Aquilae 1918 (V603 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      Shrichakra (Gamma Coronae Australis)

      Kalachakra (Delta Coronae Australis)

      Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      *Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      *Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)

      *Branchett's Object (NSV 24587 Scuti; variable star)

      Wild Duck Cluster (M-51 Scuti)




      South Node



      *BT Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable)

      *DN Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      NGC 2304 (Geminorum; open cluster)

      *COROT-7 (Monocerotis; has planets)

      *The Arrow Head (Harrington STAR 5 Monocerotis; asterism)



      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes