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Fixed star alignments (November 9, 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 Al Thalamain Secundus (Lambda Aquilae) *Nova
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2008
      As of midnight GMT.

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


      Al Thalamain Secundus (Lambda Aquilae)

      *Nova Hassel (V446 Herculis; cataclysmic variable aka nova, discovered by hearing-impaired Norwegian astronomer Olaf Hassel)

      *Sheliak (Beta Lyrae)

      *AO Octantis (cataclysmic variable)

      Delta Pavonis (nearby sunlike star; the sun of Caladan, birthplace of Paul
      "Muad-Dib" Atreides, the hero of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel *Dune*)


      *The Box (NGC 4169 Comae Berenices; a star cluster)

      *Cat's Tail (44 Hydrae; marks the base of the tail of the obsolete constellation Felis [the Cat])

      Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

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

      Koo She (Delta Velorum)


      Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)


      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)


      Etamin (Gamma Draconis)

      Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)

      Baraka (Xi Herculis)

      AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      *Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)

      Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi)

      Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

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

      *DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)


      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)


      *Drys (Chi Carinae)

      *Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)

      *T Pyxidis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Baby Boom Galaxy (J100054_023436 Sextantis; an extraordinarily prolific star factory)

      *Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris; the star at the junction of the handle and bowl of the Big Dipper--or the root of the Big Bear's tail)

      *Lalande 21185 (Gliese 411 Ursae Majoris; a nearby star)


      *Almaaz (Epsilon Aurigae)

      *Hoedus Primus (Zeta Aurigae)

      Hoedus Secundus (Eta Aurigae; together, the Hoedi, or Kids)

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

      *TV Columbae (cataclysmic variable)

      Nihal (Beta Leporis)

      *Spirograph Nebula (IC 418 Leporis)

      Saif al Jabbar (Eta Orionis)


      *Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      *Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      *Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis; the closest naked-eye star to the south celestial pole)

      *Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; galaxy even closer to the south celestial pole)

      *Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; part of the obsolete constellation Taurus Poniatovii [Poniatowski's Bull])

      *Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      *Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      *Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

      *Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii. A protoplanetary nebula, or a star that is in a state of evolution immediately before the true planetary nebula stage)


      *Sheratan (Beta Arietis)

      *Velikovskaya (BD +20°307 Arietis; has a dust cloud orbiting it that may have been caused by planets colliding with one another)

      Caph (Beta Cassiopeiae)

      *DK Cassiopeiae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Al Sadr al Ketus (Pi Ceti)

      79 Ceti (has planets)

      *Fornacis (Alpha Fornacis)


      Albulaan Australis (Gamma Aquarii)

      Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

      *Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      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 Borealis (Mu Aquarii)

      Mo (7 Aquarii)

      *Armus (Eta Capricorni)

      Dorsum (Theta Capricorni)

      CH Cygni

      Veil Nebula (NGC 6960 Cygni)

      Cygnus X-1 (famous black hole)

      Deneb Dulfim (Epsilon Delphini)

      South Node

      Denebokab Borealis (Epsilon Aquilae)

      Acubens (Alpha Cancri)

      AK Cancri (cataclysmic variable)

      GY Cancri (cataclysmic variable)

      Hydrobius (Zeta Hydrae)

      CT Hydrae (cataclysmic variable)

      Cor (10 Leonis Minoris)

      Manzana Nebula (NeVe 3-3 Puppis)

      Kocab (Beta Ursae Minoris)

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes
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