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6713Fixed star alignments (June 22, 2014)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    Jul 5, 2014
      The fixed star alignments to major planets as of midnight GMT on June 15,
      2014. Asterisks indicate alignments not in force 7 days previously.


      Jupiter



      Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359 Canis Majoris; nebula)

      Al Kirkab (Kappa Geminorum)

      *Lucida Cancri Minoris (81 Geminorum; the brightest star in the obsolete constellation Cancer Minor the Little Crab)

      Phantom Gamma-ray Nova (GRB 070125 Geminorum)

      *Bear Paw Galaxy (NGC 2537 Lyncis)



      Saturn


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

      Guansuo Nonus (Rho Coronae Borealis; has planets)

      Anopheles (Epsilon Muscae)

      Culex (Zeta-1 Muscae)

      LX Serpentis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)



      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)

      *Altawk (Theta Ceti)

      UV Ceti

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

      Babcock's Star (HD 215441 Lacertae)

      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)

      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


      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)



      Mark A. Holmes