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6668Fixed star alignments (February 9, 2014)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    Feb 9, 2014
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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


      Al Agribah (Lambda Canis Majoris)

      Najibah (Theta Geminorum)

      Alzirr (Xi Geminorum)

      DN Geminorum

      BT Monocerotis (cataclysmic variables aka novae)

      COROT-7 (Monocerotis; has several planets, including COROT-7b, where it rains rocks)

      The Arrow Head (Harrington STAR 5 Monocerotis; a small asterism)

      *Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264 Monocerotis; an open cluster surrounded by nebulosity, including the Cone Nebula)

      *Cone Nebula (H V.27 Monocerotis; co-designated NGC 2264 along with the Christmas Tree Cluster)



      Saturn



      Sacerdotis Magni (Sigma Herculis)

      SX Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *23 Librae (has planets)

      AP Librae (BL Lacertae object)


      *Men (Alpha Lupi)

      Gaki (Eta Muscae)

      Beelzebub (HD 115211 Muscae)

      Dark Doodad Nebula (Sandqvist 149 Muscae)

      Unukalhai (Alpha Serpentis)

      Seyfert's Sextet (NGC 6027 Serpens; galaxy with close companion in Serpens Caput)




      Uranus


      Erakis (Mu Cephei; aka the Garnet Star)

      MN Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      Lacerta Lingua (Beta Lacertae)

      Algenib (Gamma Pegasi)



      Neptune
       
       
      Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      --->Egg Nebula (CRL 2688 Cygni)
      (CRL = Cambridge Research Laboratory [Infrared Survey])

      Seagull Nebula (NGC 2032 Doradus; star cluster with nebulosity)

      KL Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      Shefu Primus (Zeta Hydri)

      Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini)

      Tacataca (Iota Tucanae)


      Pluto



      *Nova Aquilae 1918 (V603 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      Corona Salomonis (Epsilon Coronae Australis)

      HD 181433 (Pavonis; has planets)

      Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)

      Tianbian Tertius (Epsilon Scuti)

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

      *Wild Duck Cluster (M-51 Scuti; open cluster)



      Eris


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)


      Mark A. Holmes
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