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6705Fixed star alignments (June 1, 2014)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    Jun 4, 2014
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      The fixed star alignments to major planets as of midnight GMT on June 1,
      2014. Asterisks indicate alignments not in force 7 days previously.


      Jupiter



      Muliphein (Gamma Canis Majoris)

      *Adhara (Epsilon Canis Majoris)

      *Menkelb Posterior (Omicron-2 Canis Majoris)

      Supergalactic South Pole (Canis Majoris; the south pole of the galaxy supercluster of which the Milky Way is a part)

      *Castor (Alpha Geminorum)

      Propus Borealis (Iota Geminorum)

      *Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 Geminorum)

      Intergalactic Wanderer (NGC 2419 Lyncis; globular cluster)

      *Headphones Nebula (Jones-Emberson 1 Lyncis)

      Kartajan (Delta Monocerotis)

      HQ Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Seagull Nebula of Monoceros (IC 2177 Monocerotis)

      SU Ursae Majoris

      *RW Ursae Minoris (cataclysmic variables)



      Saturn


      Radix Roburum (I Carinae; aka HD 90589; marks the roots of Robur Carolinum, Charles' Oak)

      WX Centauri (cataclysmic variable)

      Solitarius (58 Hydrae; marks the body of the obsolete constellation Solitarius (the Solitaire [a type of Philippine bird])

      Zubenalhakrabi Australis (Nu Librae)

      Gliese 570 (Librae; has planets)

      Chain-Link Nebula (IC 4406 Lupi)

      *Culex (Zeta-1 Muscae)

      Qin (Delta Serpentis; in Serpens Caput)



      Uranus


      Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae)

      *Gladius Frederici (Iota Andromedae; part of the obsolete constellation Frederici Honores (Honors of Frederick), composed of a crown, quill pen, sword and olive branch. Iota Andromedae marks the sword, therefore, Gladius  Frederici)

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

      UV Ceti

      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)


      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)

      Shrichakra (Gamma Coronae Australis)

      Kalachakra (Delta Coronae Australis)

      Corona Salomonis (Epsilon 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