Re: Zuben Hakrabi
In this link of Wikipedia, you can read of Zuben Hakrabi:
Not much on Nu Librae yet,
Some more links:
Here they talk of Upsilon Librae:
March 3 Jupiter is 3° north of mag. 5 star ν Nu Librae.
March 4 Jupiter is stationary, beginning retrograde motion
(west-to-east), in preparation for its May 4 opposition..
March 8 Jupiter is 5° north of ν Nu Librae. See March 3. How can
Jupiter pass the same star twice in such a short period of time?
Because Jupiter reversed direction on March 4.
MARCH 14 Full Moon at 6:35 PM. Penumbral lunar eclipse.
March 20 Spring Equinox at 1:26 PM.
March 24 Mercury is stationary.
March 25 Venus at greatest elongation west (47° from the Sun).
MARCH 29 New Moon at 5:15 AM. Total solar eclipse.
Pluto is stationary.
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:19:56 -0000
From: "oparhi" <eh7706@...>
Subject: Re: Zuben Hakrabi
>In this link of Wikipedia, you can read of Zuben Hakrabi:
>Not much on Nu Librae yet,
- Reading that thing in the Wikipedia article about
Libra about Sigma Librae being misdesignated Gamma
Scorpii despite being inside Libra got me thinking
(for some reason) about Serpens, which as we know is
in two pieces, Serpens Caput (the Serpent's Head) and
Serpens Cauda (the Serpent's Tail), with Ophiuchus
between them. (Maybe it's "misdesignation" that got me
started on this.)
I've always wondered why Serpens Caput and Serpens
Cauda were not made separate constellations long ago;
it seems as logical (if not more so) as chopping up
Argo into Carina, Vela, Puppis and Pyxis. (I think the
astronomers did that because they decided Argo was too
Diana, do you have any idea why Serpens is still one
constellation to the astronomers?
Mark A. Holmes
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- Wikipedia has some pretty nice-looking info on constellations and
stars, extensive and neatly formatted (caveats: not only does not
every object have an entry--although a great many of them do--but
the pages are prone to vandalism and I've known errata to go
uncorrected for months). But this site, generally speaking, is very
Mark A. Holmes
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> Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:19:56 -0000
> From: "oparhi" <eh7706@...>
> Subject: Re: Zuben Hakrabi
> Oparhi wrote:
> >In this link of Wikipedia, you can read of Zuben Hakrabi:
> >Not much on Nu Librae yet,
> Thank you!
> Love, Diana
> Website: http://pw1.netcom.com/~ye-stars/