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Fixed star alignments (August 5, 2007)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    As of midnight GMT in London. Asterisks indicate new alignments (which weren t there a week ago today with a 1 00 orb). Jupiter Kuma (Nu-1 Draconis) Han (Zeta
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 5, 2007
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      As of midnight GMT in London.


      Asterisks indicate new alignments (which weren't there
      a week ago today with a 1 00' orb).




      Jupiter



      Kuma (Nu-1 Draconis)

      Han (Zeta Ophiuchi)

      Rho Ophiuchi

      Antares (Alpha Scorpii)

      Shark's Jaws Nebula (King 1-3 Scorpii)

      Gatria (Gamma Trianguli Australe)




      Saturn



      *Alphard (Alpha Hydrae)

      Ukdah (Tau-2 Hydrae)

      *Al Sumut (Alpha Pyxidis)

      *Funis (Beta Pyxidis; Funis is Latin for "line." Marks
      the obsolete constellation Lochium Funis, the Log and
      Line)

      Malus (Gamma Pyxidis, marking the obsolete
      constellation Malus, the Mast of the Ship Argo)




      Uranus



      *Honda's Star (V1500 Cygni; aka Nova Cygni 1975)

      Moth Nebula (Sharpless 1-89 Cygni)

      Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)




      Neptune



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      S Doradus

      Al Faras al Thani (Lambda Equulei)

      Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; marking the obsolete
      constellation Phoenicopterus the Flamingo, now known
      as Grus the Crane)




      Pluto



      *Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      Mu Arae (has exoplanets)

      Thackeray's Planetary (nebula; IC 1266 Arae)

      Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

      Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi, so nicknamed for its
      extraordinarily high iron content)

      RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii, a unusually hot star
      within the Pistol Nebula)

      Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

      Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; globular cluster containing the
      pulsar Terzan 5ad [formally PSR J1748-2446ad], a
      "millisecond pulsar" which is the fastest known
      spinning pulsar at 716 times per second)

      Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)

      Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      Galactic Center (Sagittarius A* Sagittarii)

      *Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      Hyman's Burper (GCRT J1745-3009 Scorpii)

      Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii, the Butterfly Cluster)




      Ceres



      *PQ Andromedae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Musca Borealis (39 Arietis; marking the obsolete
      constellation Musca Borealis, the Northern Fly)

      *Bahrani (41 Arietis)

      *Rucha (Delta Cassiopeiae)

      *Kaoh Pih (Zeta Doradus)

      *Sadira (Epsilon Eridani; nearby star)




      Pallas



      Honda's Star (V1500 Cygni, aka Nova Cygni 1975)

      Moth Nebula (Sharpless 1-89 Cygni)

      *Homan (Zeta Pegasi)




      Juno


      Mufrid (Eta Bootis)



      Vesta



      *Mamajek 1 (Eta Chamaeleontis, et al, an open cluster)

      Circinus Pulsar (PSR B1509-58 Circini)

      Zodet's Planetary (ESO:135-PN4 Circini; nebula)

      *Turtle Nebula (NGC 6210 Herculis)

      Yed Posterior (Epsilon Ophiuchi)

      *Jabbah (Nu Scorpii)

      Jabhat al Akrab (Omega-1 Scorpii)

      18 Scorpii



      Chiron



      Albulaan Borealis (Mu Aquarii)

      *AE Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Armus (Eta Capricorni)

      Dorsum (Theta Capricorni)

      CH Cygni

      Cygnus X-1 (famous black hole)

      Veil Nebula (NGC 6960 Cygni)

      *Globus (Epsilon Microscopii; the lucida of the
      obsolete constellation Globus Aerostaticus, the
      Hot-Air Balloon)




      North Node



      Sadalachbia (Gamma Aquarii)

      Ruchba (Omega-2 Cygni)

      Piazzi's Flying Star (61 Cygni)

      Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 Cygni)

      Biham (Theta Pegasi)

      CC Sculptoris (cataclysmic variable)




      South Node



      Thuban (Alpha Draconis)

      Shir (Rho Leonis)

      NGC 3377 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole
      near 52 Leonis)

      SW Sextantis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Spindle Galaxy of Sextans (NGC 3111 Sextantis)

      Alula Boreale (Nu Ursae Majoris)

      Alula Australe (Xi Ursae Majoris)

      CU Velorum (cataclysmic variable)



      More later.



      Mark A. Holmes








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