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6697Fixed star alignments (May 11, 2014)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    May 17, 2014
      The fixed star alignments to major planets as of midnight GMT on May 11, 2014. Asterisks indicate alignments not in force 7 days previously.


      Jupiter


      *Tianshu (32H Camelopardalis; aka Struve 1694A)

      *HT Camelopardalis

      Z Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variables aka novae)

      *Cor Monocerotis (19 Monocerotis; marks the heart of Monoceros the Unicorn)



      Saturn


      Marfikent (Eta Centauri)

      Southern Crab Nebula (Henize 2-104 Centauri)

      T Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Zubenalschemali (Beta Librae)

      Brachium (Sigma Librae)

      Gliese 581 (Librae; has planets)

      Myia (Alpha Muscae)

      Diptera (Beta Muscae)

      Paparazzo (Theta Muscae)

      Chow (Beta Serpentis; in Serpens Caput)



      Uranus


      Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae)

      OR Andromedae (cataclysmic variable)

      Tsao Fu (Zeta Cephei)

      Cor Regis (Nu Cephei; marks the heart of Cepheus the King)

      Y Star Prototype (CFBDS J005910.83-011401.3 Ceti; very cool brown dwarf)

      Cayrel's Star (BPS CS31082-0001 Ceti;  an ultra-metal-poor, extremely old star rich in thorium and uranium but poor in lead, located in the galactic halo; named for French astronomer Roger Cayrel, who helped analyze it)

      *DK Lacertae (cataclysmic variable)

      Linteum (Delta Piscium)

      Van Maanen's Star (HIP 3829 Piscium)




      Neptune
       


      Sadalachbia (Gamma Aquarii)

      Ruchba (Omega-2 Cygni)

      Piazzi's Flying Star (61 Cygni)

      Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 Cygni)

      Methuselah Nebula (MWP 1 Cygni)
      (MWP = Motch-Werner-Pakull. French astronomer Christian Motch, German astronomer Klaus Werner, and French astronomer Manfred W. Pakull, who discovered this nebula in 1993)

      Biham (Theta Pegasi)

      Huodiao (Beta Sculptoris)

      Yu Fu (Gamma Sculptoris)

      CC Sculptoris (cataclysmic variable)



      Pluto


      Nova Aquilae 1918 (V603 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha Coronae Australis)

      Myrtus (Beta Coronae Australis)

      Shrichakra (Gamma Coronae Australis)

      Kalachakra (Delta Coronae Australis)

      Imperator (Epsilon Pavonis)

      Ascella (Zeta Sagittarii)

      Ain Al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)

      Tianbian Sextus (HD 174464 Scuti)

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

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




      Eris


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)


      Mark A. Holmes