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Re: Fixed star alignments (October 7, 2007)

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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 1 of 2 , Oct 17, 2007
      --- 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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