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Fixed star alignments (October 26, 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 *Bered (12 Aquilae) *Nova Aquilae 1905 (V604
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 29, 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



      *Bered (12 Aquilae)

      *Nova Aquilae 1905 (V604 Aquilae)

      Vega (Alpha Lyrae)

      *Rukbat (Alpha Sagittarii)

      Arkab Prior (Beta-1 Sagittarii)

      Arkab Posterior (Beta-2 Sagittarii)

      Manubrium (Omicron Sagittarii)

      *Albaldah (Pi Sagittarii)

      Alya (Theta Serpentis)




      Saturn



      Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)

      *Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      *NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy w/suspected black hole)




      Uranus



      Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)



      Neptune



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      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)

      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)

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




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      *Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae [marks the olive branch in the obsolete constellation Frederici Honores [the Honors of Frederick])

      *FX Cephei

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres


      *Alphard (Alpha Hydrae)

      *Cat's Prey (I Hydrae; in the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat, underneath the Cat's right forepaw)

      *Adhafera (Zeta Leonis)

      *Puppis A (2U 0821-42 Puppis; a supernova remnant and one of the most brilliant X-ray sources in the sky)

      *Al Sumut (Alpha Pyxidis)

      *Funis (Beta Pyxidis; marks the line part of the obsolete constelation Lochium et Funis, the Log and Line)

      *Regor (Gamma Velorum)




      Pallas



      Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 Aurigae)

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

      *Arneb (Alpha Leporis)

      Nihal (Beta Leporis)

      Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis)

      Saif al Jabbar (Eta Orionis)




      Juno



      *Mu Arae (has planets)

      *Thackeray's Planetary (IC 1266 Arae)

      *IC 10 X-1 (Cassiopeiae)

      *Etamin (Gamma Draconis)

      *Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)

      *AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      *RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      *Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)

      *Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      *Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

      *Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; a 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)

      *Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

      *Reynolds' Star (G1.9+0.3 Sagittarii, a very recent supernova discovered
      by Stephen Reynolds and others)

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

      *Galactic Center (Sagittarius A* Sagittarii)

      *Apollyon (Iota-1 Scorpii)

      *Basanismus (G Scorpii)

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




      Vesta



      *Adhil (Xi Andromedae)

      *Adhab (Upsilon Andromedae; has planets)

      *Hamal (Alpha Arietis)

      *Schedir (Alpha Cassiopeiae)

      *Phycochroma (Delta Ceti)

      *M-77 (Ceti; maser with excessive infrared emissions)

      *Lucida Doradus (Alpha Doradus; the brightest star in Dorado the Mahimahi)

      Azha (Eta Eridani)




      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)




      North Node



      *Mo (7 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



      *Hydrobius (Zeta Hydrae)

      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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