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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate new alignments (that didn t exist a week ago today with a 1 00 orb). Jupiter Lucida Apodis (Alpha Apodis; the brightest
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 7, 2007
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      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate new alignments (that didn't exist a
      week ago today with a 1 00' orb).




      Jupiter


      Lucida Apodis (Alpha Apodis; the brightest star in
      Apus the Bird of Paradise)

      RR Chamaeleontis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Sarin (Delta Herculis)

      *Wei (Epsilon Scorpii)

      Great Attractor (Abell 3627 Trianguli Australe)



      Saturn


      El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)

      BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris)

      Vela Pulsar (PSR B0833-45 Velorum)




      Uranus



      Cheeseburger Nebula (NGC 7026 Cygni)

      *Baby Dumbbell Nebula (Humason 1-2 Cygni)

      The Horseshoe (Harrington STAR 28 Cygni; a small
      asterism north of Deneb)

      Achernar (Alpha Eridani)

      RU Horologii (cataclysmic variable)

      Homan (Zeta Pegasi)

      *Jih (Kappa Pegasi)

      Ankaa (Alpha Phoenicis)




      Neptune



      Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; a small
      asterism in Cygnus)

      Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)

      HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)

      Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      IL Vulpeculae

      QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)



      Pluto



      Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      Mu Arae (star with exoplanets)

      *Thackeray's Planetary (IC 1266 Arae)

      Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

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

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

      Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

      Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; globular cluster containing the
      fastest known spinning pulsar)

      Galactic Center (Sagittarius A* Sagittarii)

      Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      Hyman's Burper (GCRT J1745-3009 Scorpii, a pulsar
      named for its emissions pattern and its lead
      discoverer, Scott Hyman)

      Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii, the Butterfly Cluster)




      Ceres



      Bow-Tie Nebula (NGC 40 Cephei)

      Zanrak (aka Zaurak; Gamma Eridani)

      Gorgonia Secunda (Pi Persei)

      UV Persei (cataclysmic variable)

      Esat (5 Tauri)




      Pallas



      Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      *Kae Uh (Omicron Aquarii)

      FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      *Nova Cygni 1920 (V476 Cygni; cataclysmic variable)

      *Shay Show (Epsilon Hydri)

      *Enif (Epsilon Pegasi)

      *Tien Kang (Delta Piscis Austrini)

      *Lacaille 9352 (Piscis Austrini; nearby star)

      *NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; edge-on galaxy with suspected
      black hole)




      Juno




      *QU Carinae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Nusakan (Beta Coronae Borealis)

      *Juxta (Epsilon Crucis)

      *Marsik Sinistral (Chi Herculis)

      *Sataghni (Pi Hydrae)

      *NY Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)




      Vesta


      *Choo (Alpha Arae)

      *Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)

      *Zadok (Gamma Arae)

      *Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      *Grumium (Xi Draconis)

      *Melquarth (Mu Herculis)

      *Lucida Mensae (Alpha Mensae)

      *Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)

      *Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)

      *Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      *Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)




      Chiron




      Markarian 409 (Aquarii; a variable galaxy)

      Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      Chi Cygni (variable star)

      Foxhead Cluster (NGC 6819 Cygni)

      Struve 2398 (Draconis; nearby star)

      Foo Pih (Gamma Hydri)

      Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)

      Epsilon Indi (nearby star)

      Lucida Tucanae (Alpha Tucanae, the brightest star, or
      lucida, in Tucana the Toucan)

      47 Tucanae (NGC 104 Tucanae, a bright highly resolved
      globular cluster mistaken for a star and given a
      Flamsteed number; it even has a Bayer designation--Xi
      Tucanae)



      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)

      Chang (Upsilon Hydrae)

      Shir (Rho Leonis)

      *SW Sextantis (cataclysmic variable)

      Spindle Galaxy of Sextans (NGC 3115 Sextantis)

      Alula Boreale (Nu Ursae Majoris)

      Alula Australe (Xi Ursae Majoris)

      Keenan System (NGC 5216 & 5218 Ursae Majoris; a couple
      of interacting galaxies on the border with Draco. This
      pair is named for the American astronomer Philip C.
      Keenan who remarked on the filament connecting the two
      galaxies)

      http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/K/Keenans_System.html

      http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/PASP/journal/issues/v112n777/200181/200181.html


      (NGC 5612 is another galaxy entirely and is in Apus,
      at the other end of the sky--sorry)

      CU Velorum (cataclysmic variable)


      More later.



      Mark A. Holmes








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    • mahtezcatpoc
      ... autism seem to be in the news quite a bit lately (the 18-year-old autistic hiker who disappeared in West Virginia, exploitation of religious exemptions to
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 17, 2007
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        --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, Mark Andrew Holmes
        <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:
        >
        > As of midnight GMT.
        >
        > Asterisks indicate new alignments
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Jupiter
        >
        >
        > Lucida Apodis (Alpha Apodis; the brightest star in
        > Apus the Bird of Paradise)
        >
        > RR Chamaeleontis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)
        >
        > Sarin (Delta Herculis)
        >
        > *Wei (Epsilon Scorpii)
        >
        > Great Attractor (Abell 3627 Trianguli Australe)
        >
        >
        >
        > Saturn
        >
        >
        > El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)
        >
        > BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris)
        >
        > Vela Pulsar (PSR B0833-45 Velorum)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Uranus
        >
        >
        >
        > Cheeseburger Nebula (NGC 7026 Cygni)
        >
        > *Baby Dumbbell Nebula (Humason 1-2 Cygni)



        autism seem to be in the news quite a bit lately (the 18-year-old
        autistic hiker who disappeared in West Virginia, exploitation of
        religious exemptions to get out of vaccinating one's kids)



        >
        > The Horseshoe (Harrington STAR 28 Cygni; a small
        > asterism north of Deneb)
        >
        > Achernar (Alpha Eridani)
        >
        > RU Horologii (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Homan (Zeta Pegasi)
        >
        > *Jih (Kappa Pegasi)
        >
        > Ankaa (Alpha Phoenicis)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Neptune
        >
        >
        >
        > Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)
        >
        > Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)
        >
        > The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; a small
        > asterism in Cygnus)
        >
        > Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)
        >
        > HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)
        >
        > Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)
        >
        > IL Vulpeculae
        >
        > QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)
        >
        >
        >
        > Pluto
        >
        >
        >
        > Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)
        >
        > Mu Arae (star with exoplanets)
        >
        > *Thackeray's Planetary (IC 1266 Arae)
        >
        > Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)
        >
        > Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi, so nicknamed for its
        > extraordinarily high iron content)
        >
        > Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii, a unusually hot star
        > within the Pistol Nebula)
        >
        > Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)
        >
        > Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)
        >
        > Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)
        >
        > Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; globular cluster containing the
        > fastest known spinning pulsar)
        >
        > Galactic Center (Sagittarius A* Sagittarii)
        >
        > Sargas (Theta Scorpii)
        >
        > Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)
        >
        > Hyman's Burper (GCRT J1745-3009 Scorpii, a pulsar
        > named for its emissions pattern and its lead
        > discoverer, Scott Hyman)
        >
        > Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii, the Butterfly Cluster)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Ceres
        >
        >
        >
        > Bow-Tie Nebula (NGC 40 Cephei)
        >
        > Zanrak (aka Zaurak; Gamma Eridani)
        >
        > Gorgonia Secunda (Pi Persei)
        >
        > UV Persei (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Esat (5 Tauri)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Pallas
        >
        >
        >
        > Ancha (Theta Aquarii)
        >
        > *Kae Uh (Omicron Aquarii)
        >
        > FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > *Nova Cygni 1920 (V476 Cygni; cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > *Shay Show (Epsilon Hydri)
        >
        > *Enif (Epsilon Pegasi)
        >
        > *Tien Kang (Delta Piscis Austrini)



        Chinese = heavenly rope


        >
        > *Lacaille 9352 (Piscis Austrini; nearby star)
        >
        > *NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; edge-on galaxy with suspected
        > black hole)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Juno
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > *QU Carinae (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > *Nusakan (Beta Coronae Borealis)
        >
        > *Juxta (Epsilon Crucis)
        >
        > *Marsik Sinistral (Chi Herculis)
        >
        > *Sataghni (Pi Hydrae)
        >
        > *NY Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Vesta
        >
        >
        > *Choo (Alpha Arae)


        Chinese = staff, club, pestle


        >
        > *Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)



        Hebrew = horns of the altar


        >
        > *Zadok (Gamma Arae)


        Hebrew = the righteous one


        >
        > *Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)


        Chinese = dark sky


        >
        > *Grumium (Xi Draconis)
        >
        > *Melquarth (Mu Herculis)



        Phoenician = king of the city


        >
        > *Lucida Mensae (Alpha Mensae)
        >
        > *Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)
        >
        > *Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)
        >
        > *Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)
        >
        > *Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)



        having to do with the current efforts to pass a congressional
        resolution recognizing the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Turkish
        government as such?


        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Chiron
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Markarian 409 (Aquarii; a variable galaxy)
        >
        > Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)
        >
        > Chi Cygni (variable star)
        >
        > Foxhead Cluster (NGC 6819 Cygni)
        >
        > Struve 2398 (Draconis; nearby star)
        >
        > Foo Pih (Gamma Hydri)
        >
        > Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)
        >
        > Epsilon Indi (nearby star)
        >
        > Lucida Tucanae (Alpha Tucanae, the brightest star, or
        > lucida, in Tucana the Toucan)
        >
        > 47 Tucanae (NGC 104 Tucanae, a bright highly resolved
        > globular cluster mistaken for a star and given a
        > Flamsteed number; it even has a Bayer designation--Xi
        > Tucanae)
        >
        >
        >
        > 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)
        >
        > Chang (Upsilon Hydrae)
        >
        > Shir (Rho Leonis)
        >
        > *SW Sextantis (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Spindle Galaxy of Sextans (NGC 3115 Sextantis)
        >
        > Alula Boreale (Nu Ursae Majoris)
        >
        > Alula Australe (Xi Ursae Majoris)
        >
        > Keenan System (NGC 5216 & 5218 Ursae Majoris; a couple
        > of interacting galaxies on the border with Draco. This
        > pair is named for the American astronomer Philip C.
        > Keenan who remarked on the filament connecting the two
        > galaxies)
        >
        > http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/K/Keenans_System.html
        >
        >
        http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/PASP/journal/issues/v112n777/200181/200181.html
        >
        >
        > (NGC 5612 is another galaxy entirely and is in Apus,
        > at the other end of the sky--sorry)
        >
        > CU Velorum (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        >




        More later.



        Mark A. Holmes
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