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Fixed star alignments (November 4, 2007)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren t there a week ago today (with a 1 00 orb). Jupiter Tso Kang (Epsilon-1 Arae) *Korban (Zeta Arae)
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 4, 2007
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      As of midnight GMT.

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


      Tso Kang (Epsilon-1 Arae)

      *Korban (Zeta Arae)

      Water-Lily Nebula (IRAS 16594-4656 Arae)

      *Rijl al Jathiyah (Iota Herculis)

      *Maasym (Lambda Herculis)

      *Wajrik (Xi Ophiuchi)

      *Bug Nebula (NGC 6302 Scorpii)

      *Spindle Nebula (IRAS 17106-3046 Scorpii)

      *Atria (Alpha Trianguli Australe)


      *Thuban (Alpha Draconis)

      Chang (Upsilon-1 Hydrae)

      Shir (Rho Leonis)

      SW Sextantis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Spindle Galaxy of Sextans (NGC 3115 Sextantis)

      Alula Borealis (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)

      *CU Velorum (cataclysmic variable)


      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)

      Jih (Kappa Pegasi)

      Ankaa (Alpha Phoenicis)


      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)


      Mu Arae (star with exoplanets)

      Thackeray's Planetary (IC 1266 Arae)

      *Etamin (Gamma Draconis)

      Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

      RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      *Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii)

      Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

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

      Box Nebula (NGC 6445 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)

      Apollyon (Iota-1 Scorpii)

      Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      *Basanismus (G Scorpii)

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


      Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae; one of the stars in
      Frederici Honores, the Honors of Frederick [a crown,
      quill pen, sword and olive branch]: Psi Andromedae
      marks the crown)

      FX Cephei

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables

      Revati (Zeta Piscium)


      *PQ Andromedae (cataclysmic variable)

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

      *Bahrani (41 Arietis)

      *Rucha (Delta Cassiopeiae)

      Kaoh Pih (Zeta Doradus)

      *Sadira (Epsilon Eridani; fairly well-known nearby
      star, an early object of searches for extraterrestrial


      Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)


      *Radix Roburum (I Carinae; marks the roots of the
      obsolete constellation Robur Carolinum, Charles' Oak
      [literally Strength of Charles], representing an oak
      tree in which King Charles II of England hid from
      Oliver Cromwell's troops on his way to exile following
      the execution of his father Charles I)

      *WX Centauri (cataclysmic variable)

      *Rho Coronae Borealis

      *Solitarius (58 Hydrae; marks the obsolete
      constellation Solitarius, the Solitary [a kind of
      tropical bird])

      *Zubenhakrabim (Nu Librae)

      *Chain-Link Nebula (IC 4406 Lupi)

      *Qin (Delta Serpentis)


      *Vincla (Theta Coronae Australis)

      *Cerberus (106 Herculis; marks the obsolete
      constellation Cerberus, the three-headed dog guarding
      the gates of Hades; Hercules is sometimes pictured
      holding Cerberus, who he dragged up from Hades as his
      Twelfth Labor)

      *Ghusen (109 Herculis)

      *Dahlgren's Star (V533 Herculis; cataclysmic variable)

      *Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii)


      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

      North Node

      *Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      Luyten 789-6 (Ceti; a nearby star)

      Deneb Adige (aka Deneb; Alpha Cygni)

      Egg Nebula (CRL 2688 Cygni)

      Seagull Nebula (NGC 2032 Doradus)

      KL Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini)

      South Node

      Chang (Upsilon Hydrae)

      Lochium (Lambda Pyxidis; marks the obsolete
      constellation Lochium et Funis, the Log and Line)

      *BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris)

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes

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