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6706Fixed star alignments (June 8, 2014)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    Jun 10, 2014
      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



      Adhara (Epsilon Canis Majoris)

      Menkelb Posterior (Omicron-2 Canis Majoris)

      *Gomeisa (Beta Canis Minoris)

      Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 Geminorum)

      *Medusa Nebula (Abell 21 Geminorum)

      *Sanctis Michaelis (Pi Ursae Minoris)


      Saturn


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

      WX Centauri (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Guansuo Nonus (Rho Coronae Borealis; has planets)

      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



      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)

      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)

      *Coruscatus (Nu Fornacis; an unusual color-changing star in Fornax, formerly in the obsolete constellation Machina Electrica, the Electrical Generator)

      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 Tertius (Epsilon Scuti)

      Tianbian Sextus (HD 174464 Scuti)

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

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



      Eris



      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)



      Mark A. Holmes