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6716Fixed star alignments (July 13, 2014)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    Jul 13, 2014
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      The fixed star alignments to major planets as of midnight GMT on July 6,
      2014. Asterisks indicate alignments not in force 7 days previously.


      Jupiter


      *Aludra (Eta Canis Majoris)

      Al Taleban (Tau Puppis)

      *CI Ursae Majoris

      *EZ Ursae Majoris  (cataclysmic variables aka novae)

      *Holmberg IX (UGC 5336 Ursae Majoris; contains a "yellow supergiant eclipsing
      binary" -- two very bright, massive yellow stars that are very closely orbiting each other, so close together that a large
      amount of stellar material is shared between them, so that the shape of the system resembles a peanut)

      *Bode's Galaxy (M-81 Ursae Majoris)

      *Starburst Galaxy (M-82 Ursae Majoris)



      Saturn


      *Birdun (Epsilon Centauri)

      Guansuo Nonus (Rho Coronae Borealis; has planets)

      R Coronae Borealis

      Anopheles (Epsilon Muscae)

      LX Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)

      Fe Yu (Zeta Volantis)




      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)

      Kruger 60 (DO Cephei; nearby star)

      Altawk (Theta Ceti)

      UV Ceti

      Nodus Secundus (Delta Draconis)

      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)

      *Galactic Dragon (QSO I Zw 1 Piscium; a quasar)



      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


      Corona Salomonis (Epsilon Coronae Australis)

      HD 181433 (Pavonis; has planets)

      Ain Al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      Ross 154 (V1216 Sagittarii; nearby star)

      Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)

      Tianbian Tertius (Epsilon Scuti)

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



      Eris


      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)



      Mark A. Holmes