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Fixed star alignments (October 19, 2008)

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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 Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha Coronae Australis)
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 23, 2008
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      As of midnight GMT.

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




      Jupiter



      Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha Coronae Australis)

      Myrtus (Beta Coronae Australis)

      *Vega (Alpha Lyrae)

      *Arkab Prior (Beta-1 Sagittarii)

      *Arkab Posterior (Beta-2 Sagittarii)

      Manubrium (Omicron Sagittarii)

      Hecatebolus (Tau Sagittarii)

      *Alya (Theta Serpentis)



      Saturn



      *Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      *Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)




      Uranus



      *Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)




      Neptune



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      S Doradus (super-brilliant star in Nubecula Major)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; a former name of Grus the Crane is
      Phoenicopterus the Flamingo)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

      Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae; marks the obsolete constellation Polophylax the Pole
      Guard)

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)




      Pluto



      Etamin (Gamma Draconis)

      Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)

      Baraka (Xi Herculis)

      AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi)

      Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

      Reynolds' Star (G1.9+0.3 Sagittarii, a very recent [1878] supernova discovered
      by Stephen Reynolds, et al)

      Basanismus (G Scorpii)

      Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; an open cluster, aka Ptolemy's Cluster)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Subra (Omicron Leonis)

      *Peanut Nebula of Leo (CW Leonis)

      *Lucida Pictoris (Alpha Pictoris; the brightest star, or lucida, of Pictor the Easel)




      Pallas



      Hoedus Secundus (aka Hoedus II; Eta Aurigae; another one of the Hoedi)

      *Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 Aurigae)

      *Lucida Camelopardalis (Beta Camelopardalis; the brightest star in Camelopardalis the Giraffe)

      Rigil Camelopardalis (7 Camelopardalis; marks one of the Giraffe's feet)

      Nihal (Beta Leporis)

      *Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis)

      Saif al Jabbar (Eta Orionis)



      Juno



      *Choo (Alpha Arae)

      *Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      *Grumium (Xi Draconis)

      *Melquarth (Mu Herculis)

      *Lucida Mensae (Alpha Mensae; the brightest star of Mensa the Table Mountain; a nearby Sun-like star)

      *Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)

      *Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi)

      *Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      *Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      *Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      *Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii; Ptolemy's Cluster)




      Vesta



      Keun Nan Mun Secundus (Chi Andromedae)

      *The Fath (NGC 708 Andromedae; an elliptical galaxy near the Triangulum border)

      *Achird (Eta Cassiopeiae)

      *Pac-Man Nebula (NGC 281 Cassiopeiae)

      *Kaffaljidhma (Gamma Ceti)

      *Azha (Eta Eridani)

      *Liberflux (Tau-4 Eridani)

      *Eridanus Supervoid (the center thereof. A region of intergalactic space with a striking deficiency of matter)




      Chiron



      Albulaan Australis (Gamma Aquarii)

      Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

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

      Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      Dhanistra (Theta Delphini)

      Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      Alnair (Alpha Gruis)

      EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable)




      North Node



      Albulaan Australis (Gamma Aquarii)

      *Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

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

      Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      *Al Kaud (Eta Delphini)

      Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      Dhanistra (Theta Delphini)

      *Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      *Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      *HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      Alnair (Alpha Gruis)



      South Node



      *Al Minliar al Asad (Kappa Leonis)

      Hanny's Voorwerp (SDSS J094103.80+344334.2 Leonis Minoris; translates literally
      from the Dutch as "Hanny's object". It is named after Hanny van Arkel, a Dutch
      schoolteacher who discovered it in 2008. It is believed to be the remnant of a
      burned-out quasar near the galaxy IC 2497)

      *Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris; one of the Pointers in the bowl of the Big Dipper, or the rump of the Great Bear)

      *IY Ursae Majoris

      *KS Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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