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Fixed star alignments (April 29, 2007)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    As of noon CDT. Asterisks indicate new alignments (which didn t exist a week ago today). Jupiter Tso Kang (Epsilon-1 Arae) Water-Lily Nebula (IRAS 16594-4656
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 28, 2007
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      As of noon CDT.

      Asterisks indicate new alignments (which didn't exist
      a week ago today).


      Tso Kang (Epsilon-1 Arae)

      Water-Lily Nebula (IRAS 16594-4656 Arae)

      *Sabik (Eta Ophiuchi)

      Exclamation Mark Nebula (NGC 6309 Ophiuchi)


      NGC 2775 (Cancri; a galaxy)

      Outcast Star (SDSS J0907450+024507 Hydrae, a recently
      discovered star which is leaving the galaxy at a
      high rate of speed)

      Alterf (Lambda Leonis)

      NGC 2903 (Leonis; a galaxy)

      RR Pictoris (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Naos (Zeta Puppis)

      CP Puppis (cataclysmic variable)


      Honda's Star (V1500 Cygni, aka Nova Cygni 1975, a
      bright nova discovered by Japanese astronomer Minoru

      Moth Nebula (Sharpless 1-89 Cygni)

      *Shih (Sigma Pegasi)


      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      S Doradus (in Nubecula Major, one of the brightest
      stars known)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      VW Hydri

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)


      *Etamin (Gamma Draconis)

      AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      Velox Barnardi (aka Barnard's Star; Munich 15040
      Ophiuchi, a nearby star)

      Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

      Integral X-Ray Nova 2006 (IGR J17497-2821 Sagittarii)

      Basanismus (G Scorpii)

      Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; Ptolemy's Cluster)


      *Gladius Frederici (Iota Andromedae; in Andromeda's
      chained right hand or the obsolete constellation
      Frederici Honores [the Honors of Frederick; that is,
      the 18th-century Prussian king Frederick II],


      representing a crown, a sword, an olive branch and a
      quill pen. Gladius Frederici, the Sword of Frederick,
      marks the sword)

      *Kruger 60 (Cephei; aka DO Cephei, a nearby star)

      *UV Ceti

      *Nodus Secundus (aka Nodus II; Delta Draconis)

      *Nu Fornacis (a remarkable kind of variable star)


      *Babcock's Star (HD 215441 Lacertae)


      Skat (Delta Aquarii)

      *Hydria (Eta Aquarii)

      *Situla (Kappa Aquarii)

      *North America Nebula (NGC 7000 Cygni)

      *Magic Carpet Nebula (NGC 7027 Cygni)

      *WX Hydri (cataclysmic variable)


      *Merga (38 Bootis)

      *Roberts 22 (CLR 4140 Carinae)

      *Lucida Volantis (Beta Volantis, the brightest star,
      or lucida, in Volans the Flying Fish)


      RR Chamaeleontis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Sarin (Delta Herculis)

      Great Attractor (Abell 3627 Trianguli Australe)


      Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

      Hole-In-A-Cluster (NGC 6811 Cygni)

      Alnair (Alpha Gruis)

      North Node

      Cheeseburger Nebula (NGC 7026 Cygni)

      Baby Dumbbell Nebula (Humason 1-2 Cygni)

      The Horseshoe (Harrington STAR 28 Cygni, a small
      asterism in Cygnus)

      Achernar (Alpha Eridani)

      RU Horologii (cataclysmic variable)

      Ankaa (Alpha Phoenicis)

      South Node

      NGC 4151 (Canum Venaticorum; a round elliptical
      galaxy with a bright core, maser with excessive
      infrared emissions, just southeast of 2 Canum

      Ghost of Jupiter Nebula (NGC 3242 Hydrae)

      Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris)

      Broken Engagement Ring (Harrington STAR 19 Ursae
      Majoris; a little asterism south of 43 Ursae Majoris
      between Beta Ursae Majoris [Phekda] and the fainter
      star Phi Ursae Majoris)

      Xestus (Omicron Velorum)

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes

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